No Series: Divergent Questioning in 8th Grade Math

Divergent Questioning in 8th Grade Math

Lesson Objective: See the challenges of making big changes in your classroom
Grade 8 / Math / Teacher Evaluation

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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. In this classroom shift, what challenges will Mr. B face?
  2. What challenges will his students face?
  3. Why?
  4. What could Mr. Brettle do at the beginning of his lessons to get students invested?
  5. What could Mr. B do to help his students work in groups more effectively?

10 Comments

  • Private message to Sara Menashe
Thank you so much Mr. Brettle for sharing this process with all of us! I find this video to be extremely helpful and reassuring in that as some kids would say "the struggle is real" because as teachers a lot of us are going through the same things! Your desire to become a great teacher and encourage your students to rise to the occasion is evident! I wish you continued success!
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  • Private message to Katherine Cano
I am so happy that this video showed some of the exact same struggles I have in my classes every single day. I am happy to also see that the coach gave out great advice (as I have also received from my coaches) but she also realized that what sounds like great advice (advice that is "easy to say") can also be very difficult to implement in the real classroom. "Put kids in groups" is easy to say, but it doesn't just work exactly as you want it to. She acknowledged that putting them in groups actually created some problems of its own. Hallelujah!! I have found way too often that great advice given without the proper follow up support is not actually great advice at all... and may in fact be more detrimental. I found myself feeling like I must be the worst teacher in the world since I got great advice but couldn't seem to make it work. It turns out I just needed help to implement the great advice so that I could be successful. Another thing I loved seeing in this video was his honest struggle. It was apparent that he truly wants to reach these kids (as do I) but wasn't reaching that goal (nor was I). I soooooo wish I could see the next coaching session. Since he struggled with the same issues as me, I would love to see her suggestions!
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  • Private message to Pamela Krizek
This is a phenomenal, realistic training video on Danielson Framework for Teaching 3b Questioning and Discussion Technique. Thank you for keeping it real and honest. The middle school teachers I trained today from all disciplines not only took away so much, but they so appreciated that you kept it real. From all they saw in the video, including the honest reflection of Mr. Brettle and Barbara's thoughtful instructional feedback and directives for improvement along with her support, teachers realized that they don't have to change overnight; change is truly a process for teachers and for students. Thank you. They are inspired to improve in their practice because of both of you and the excellent editing of this video that you have allowed to be shared! Pamela Krizek, Instructional Coach, SMS, Newburgh, NY
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  • Private message to Kelli Wilson
Forgive my grammatical error. I meant began.
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  • Private message to Kelli Wilson
I have begin to think about how I ask questions. Thank you!
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Washington Grover Jr School
201 East Olney Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19120
Population: 555

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