Transcript of completed program
Teacher: Maddie Noonan
Students rise to expectations.
Teacher: How many cuts does it take to make the box into one flat piece.
Often times what I’ve noticed in my classroom is that students will become so dependent on information from their teacher that they forget that they have enough information to solve things on their own.
Teacher: So today you need to figure out what’s the least number of cuts you can make along the edges to flatten the cube and then you actually have to write a letter with your group to your friends convincing them it will work every time.
So sometimes I’ll very abruptly and dramatically say that’s all I’m telling you. And one, it’s a hook because students want to know why?
Student: Can the letter be to someone in your group or does it have to be someone out of your group.
Teacher: I have a question for you. Do you think that is the biggest place our focus should be?
Teacher: Do you think that you could even answer that question yourself?
And two, it’s a reminder that you don’t need all the information from me, you are so intelligent and capable you have what you need to figure the rest out.
Students can rise to extremely high expectations so I try not to spoon feed them but to give them the opportunity to do so.
Teacher: And that’s all I’m going to say.