This space is available to continue the conversation about skills and PBL, and to work on the google doc that we started over the phone. The link to that doc is…Continue
Started Oct 26, 2011
I was going to talk about cognition and move from there to PBL, but I’ve decided to take a different approach. What I’d like to do is ask you a question about asking questions. Suppose I was teaching a medical school class and the curriculum dealt with different diseases. I decide to frame a question to the class, and I think of two different ways to ask the question:
Posted on February 15, 2012 at 1:47pm
Every once in a while you teach a class and students walk out of class still discussing the concepts and arguing about the ideas in an animated way. It's a great feeling to see students engaged in this way.
At Sha'arei Dat, this happens every day, multiple times a day. I saw kids arguing over concepts they had discussed, explaining their projects to one another, spontaneously working on things with one another, without any prompting from adults - all during break time.
Posted on January 13, 2012 at 1:03pm
Below you'll see me trying to look very serious as I observe the students working hard on their various projects.
One of the hardest things about doing this is not jumping into the conversation at every turn. When I usually videotape classes, i have no problem sitting in my corner videotaping,…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2012 at 8:22pm
I'm sorry for the absence of posts, but I just wanted to throw up a quick note to say that I'm in the middle of visiting Yeshivat Sha'arei DAT in Denver, and I'm looking at how they manage to run almost the whole school in a differentiated, highly PBL oriented manner, and I just wish my Masters students at Azrieli could see this. I always hear students complain that my ideas are nice, but could never work in practice - but if they could see this, they would see these ideas working in…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2012 at 10:39am — 3 Comments