Every Child, Every Answer, Every Time

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For generations, a traditional one size-fits-all instructional model has reigned paramount in our nation’s classrooms. In this traditional model, students are forced to conform to an individual teaching style, and teachers often get caught teaching to the middle; a speed too fast for those that are struggling, and too slow for those who have already mastered the content.To this day, despite the incredible technology tools at our fingertips, the instructional practice of using a simple question and answer technique remains prevalent. After sharing information,  the teacher will pose a question to gauge student understanding and wait for hands to go up. Often without allowing sufficient time for students to process, the teacher simply calls on a single student for the answer. In a typical classroom of 25 students, calling on one student gives the instructor exactly four percent of what the class is thinking at that point in time. Yet, instructionally, a correct response often signals to a teacher it’s time to move on.To read the full post, click here.Disclosure of Material Connection: This post is sponsored by Samsung Business and a previous version appeared on the Samsung Business blog, for which I am a paid contributor. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”