Day 5 – Reflective Teaching : 30 day blogging challenge for teachers by @TeachThough
Post a picture of your classroom, and describe what you see–and what you don’t see that you’d like to.
This picture represent my classroom. I see students working in a group with spaces provided for them to work collaboratively. Group work is an essential skill for the workplace. Students need to know how to work with others to complete a task. I see problem solving. The students pictures are attempting to find a solution to a problem. There is no right or wrong solution to this problem. Students need to realize that there are many paths to a solution, not just the ones we find on worksheet. I see authentic engagement. The students are working on the task and trying to complete it to the best of their ability because they want to get it done.
Missing from the pictures is technology. I would love to see IPODS, IPADS or any device with a camera so the students can document their progress and write about their learning experiences. Every school should have devices in every room for students to use. Sadly budget cuts have prevented this in our district but we are working to remedy this in the near future.