Session 1: Explore the Inquiry Topic & Reflect on Your Current Practice
Outside-of-class meeting | Time: 1 hour | Materials: Recent Student Journals (class set) and board photographs for several recent lessons
A well-organized board provides a model for students to organize their own journal writing. On the board, students can revisit the problem, solution strategies, and big ideas that developed during the lesson and use these to reflect on what they learned. Likewise, student journal-writing provides a key resource for teachers during the lesson, allowing teachers choose and sequence student work to be presented at the board and to pitch the discussion so that it responds to the needs evidenced across all student journals.