|A 'selfie' from ECOO 2012 I'll put in this year's PPT.|
This process led me to further reflection: it took an hour to create effective questions for a "lesson" that on paper is supposed to last for an hour. Do I spend equally enough time crafting effective questions for my students? Do I bounce ideas for good questions off teachers whom I respect and admire for their teaching skills (like I respect and admire Moses)? It may be near-impossible to spend that much time, but my young learners are equally deserving of thought-provoking questions as the learners with B.Ed. degrees are, so I should ensure I think carefully about what I ask in class, to get quality results. Thankfully, I have a lot more open flexible collaborative time in my schedule this year, and I have been co-planning with other teachers to create rich, engaging learning experiences for our students. They may not always involve Minecraft Creepers, but they look pretty exciting, all the same.