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Lesson Plans

Re: A Question about Teaching

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Teri Sanford Mason (terily)
Sat, 19 Jun 1999 11:20:12 -0500

I can't imagine just sitting back and letting it happen. Or at least
"just sitting back." I am constantly monitoring, walking around, asking
questions, etc. Occasionally, if things are going really smoothly
(mostly with upper elem grades), I can get some supplies ready for the
younger grades (afternoon classes), for example cutting paper or pulling
prints from files. That is *ONLY* when they are working well with the
project, often they are discussing/helping on their own. But they
always know I am right there to help if they need it. I also find that
this is when I learn more about the students themselves, by asking
questions and keeping them involved. There are always a few who are
just rotely (sp?) copying the project you showed them, not putting any
thought into it. Those "slip through the cracks" kids; I try to keep
them actively involved and THINKING!