Fast forward to yesterday's class meeting. An extremely shy student raised her hand and said, "Mrs. Caplin everyone isn't following the class rules about open seating." I responded, "What should we do to solve this problem?" Conversation continued similar to the past two Fridays. I just listened and did not solve this problem again.
I'm celebrating my quest on not solving the problems for the learners in my room this year. I don't respond when I'm asked
- how to spell----
- where's Massachusetts
- how do use multiplicative form with 433,320.21
- can you tell me the attribute for Anna in Capture the Flag
You get the point. It's a huge transition for me. I am no longer the gate keeper of answers. I am the gate keeper of the questions, so they can find the answers. It's been a hard process to break old traditions, but it's been an amazing quest for the first four weeks of school.
I'm celebrating with my colleagues. Thanks Ruth for helping me to remember to search for celebrations. Happy Saturday :)