Robyn Jackson once said, “When teachers help too much, they reinforce the idea that it’s about getting it right and not about the struggle for learning.”
I will be the first to admit, as a 22 year veteran teacher, I still struggle with letting go so the kids can “struggle”. However, when I/we do let go, the results are amazing. Think about one tweak you can make to your instruction that allows for more student led discourse.
Food for Thought:
Increased opportunities for students to share thinking and/or explain thinking
Celebrate successes as a class
Let students “work through” the struggles