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Lesson Plans

Re: Messed up in the middle

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Mcracker (Mcracker)
Wed, 15 Apr 1998 22:49:48 EDT

I ask another student to help the student look at his work and offer
suggestions, as I do as well -- then have the original student list his
options, including any he may have thought of while we were discussing his
work. Sometimes, we might even involve the whole class in a PQP (praise,
question, propose) session. Sometimes, the chosen option might be to start
over, but by this time the student usually has some ideas about how to
approach the problem in a more successful way. This happened with a student of
mine (eighth grade) this AM. He finally decided to start over, which was a
decision I might have suggested 20 mins. earlier, but which would hwve seemed
like an insult. When he decided, i could almost read the relief on his face,
and he began with such a confident air! We'll see how his project progresses
Marcia Thompson