We’ve talked so much about how teacher’s naturally teach to their own type, I thought that by putting my students into a teaching role I could learn more about their preferences. It totally worked!
I showed half of my class (multi-age groupings) how to create what we are calling personal word collectors. Then, I observed how they taught one of their peers that had not had the lesson. Some took it step by step, others explained the finished product first, and I was surprised to see who used their own as a model and which students didn’t give theirs as an example at all. I feel really good about turning this simple construction project, into a learning tool for myself.
Have a great weekend all!