Today I was out at a SVMI professional development. We learned about Agency, Identity, and Authority. Basically, all the requirements to have empowered students and great classroom discourse (discussions). We talked about talk moves: wait time, prompting, rephrasing, and relating students ideas to others. We also talked about orchestrating a classroom discussion by anticipating student responses, monitoring their responses, sequencing them presenting, and having students make connections between different students ideas. When I have students do a lesson out of the book while I'm gone, not a lot of work gets done. So, I decided students would work on a FAL: Interpreting Distance-Time graphs and the poster they create would go up on the wall. Here is what I left for my sub, who did a great job:
|With 15 minutes to go, students were given the data tables to match up with the graphs and stories.|
Students ended up losing all the glue sticks, bummer. But, no students names were written down for bad behavior, YAY! Also, I can't wait to post pictures of how some of the posters turned out. I am quite pleased!
In accelerated, students worked on a lesson out of the book continuing with exponential equations. Tomorrow will be a wrap up day where students will present to the class how they wrote equations from some of the graphs and then go over what they did.