Thursday, March 17, 2011

Adventures in Pedagogy: Check for Understanding

or Context Clues (part 2)

Nevan's helping me build planter boxes by holding the 2x6s in place while I screw them together when I ask:

"Nevan, are those two pieces flush?"

"Yeah, Dad."

"Do you know what 'flush' means?"

"Mmm. No."

"What do you think it means?"

"I assumed it meant 'on track' or something."

So when I'm asked, "how do you know that they know?"

That's how.

The challenge is to care enough to ask.

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