Blog post: Teacher 4 a Day- Reflection
This post immediately caught my eye because it just sounded like a totally awesome lesson. And after reading his post about it, I definitely cannot wait until the day I can do this in my own classroom! Letting your students be “teacher for a day” accomplishes so much in one assignment. This activity really made me think of what PDP has done in shaping my own ideas about math and how students interact with it. I know that I have come so far in my own mathematical understanding while I have gone through the process of planning a lesson and to be able to give me students the same opportunity definitely excites me. I always knew that I was “good” at math, but teaching it has shown me deeper understandings into the concepts than I ever could have gotten as just a student. This is the perfect activity to go alongside bloom’s taxonomy, because it activates that highest order of thinking. Students need to evaluate the needs of other students and the work that they are going to present them and create a lesson that will accomplish their learning goals. It also gives students an excellent opportunity to participate in peer evaluation not only in their exit slips that they had to include but also in the other students’ presentations. I can’t wait to try this out!