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- Explain your thinking NOT explain your answer
- Justify your answer with support from your notebook NOT show me your work
- Turn and talk with a friend who has a different answer/solution NOT just turn and talk
My biggest learning happened in math the past few years. I needed to make changes with how they responded with answers. I have shifted from: What's the answer? to Which strategy did you use to solve the problem? It's a double dip question both the answer and the thinking. This change was important because I used to want the "right" answer. Focusing on strategies which are crucial for math since there are so many different ways to solve a problem. Our conversation is centered around the strategies and their thinking not just the answer.
Shift #3 will be a year long commitment. I have been thinking about gentle reminders to help me remember these changes. I'm getting excited about implementing my thinking from the summer when school starts in two weeks. I appreciate the comments because they always help me grow as a learner.