A few simple questions after (or before the next) lesson
Colleague and friend Pedro De Bruyckere wrote a really elegant blog today on his Dutch-language site X, Y or Einstein? I thought it was so elegant (concise, to the point) that I decided to translate it for those who don’t speak Dutch. It’s about a few simple questions that teachers can ask themselves. I wonder how many of us do this.
- What prior knowledge do my students need?
- How do I know if they have them?
- How do you deal with gaps in prior knowledge?
- How often do your students need to think for themselves today?
- Are you going to repeat things today from
– a previous lesson
– last week
– last month
– last semester?
- How many students attended the past lesson or session?
– three quarters
– about half of it
– a quarter
– less than half
- How did you know your students understood the lesson?
Here’s the original Dutch-language source: Enkele eenvoudige vragen na (of voor een volgende) les