2>4 ?

A quick talk, which I found on Dan Meyer’s blog. He argues that we should be “listening to (2) students, not for (4) an answer”. It think this for me sums up how I feel about whiteboard meetings. Sure, there are some places I want the conversation to go, but its more important for me to listen to the kids reasoning skills and thinking patterns, than to tick off a list of facts the kids need to cover.

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