Original post from Epsilon-Delta. Lots of productive, some struggle, but mostly an awesome insight:
My class activities have to start somewhere; they can’t just magically be perfect…isn’t that what we tell our kids: you have to practice and have patience if you want to become really good at something? I guess the same goes with becoming good at making the students do the work. Learning how to scaffold; learning how to ask engaging questions; learning when to step in and when to stay out. This takes a lot of practice. No matter how much preparation I put into a lesson or activity, I have to practice delivering it, too…and that can’t be done without kids in the room.