Learning from a student point of view

Here is a great example of how the learning system at the younger levels should work – Instruction is timely and specific to what students need, the student is aware of her learning and what she needs to do to move forward, and students are allowed to move at their own pace while under the careful instruction of a teacher. Thank you for sharing Mr. Gartley!

China Middle School

I was recently doing a classroom visit as part of normal teacher observations.   During this visit I had a conversation with a student that I am compelled to share.   When the class started the teacher gave a quick countdown.   At this point about half of the students started working on “Math Facts.” The remaining students opened their laptops and started working on Khan Academy lessons or IXL lessons.     I pulled a student aside and asked her, “What is going on?”    She told me that some of the kids are working on their math facts, but once you “graduate” from these you spend the time working on your own learning goals on your computer.    She added that they usually do this for 10 – 15 minutes at the start of each class.   This particular student was working on division math facts.   I asked her how she…

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