These last two weeks drag on forever and ever. And ever. And today, I did something that I knew waaaayyy better than to do--I delivered a lecture.
It was short (maybe 10 min.). There was an accompanying Prezi. There were pictures, film snippets, and very little text. It delivered interesting information. I told a fun story.
The students couldn't tell me a thing about it when it was over.
It was a COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME.
So that brings me to Spring Survival Tip #2: Don't Teach--Facilitate.The second part of my lesson was a task card review set that they did in pairs. And you know what? They did it. They were on task, and all I did was monitor and answer questions.
I was given my own lesson, and it has become much more pronounced to me over the past five years--the students just don't hang on to my stories like they used to--times have changed, like they do. I can either roll with the punches or go crazy.
I'll go ahead and roll, thanks.
Here's a reflective task card freebie for the end of the year. Use it in good sanity, and get feedback while you're at it.
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