Southfield School invited me to do some teaching with the 5th graders. It was a great experience! I was reflecting on our classes and wanted to share some thoughts.
Having a student “driving” the software and taking partial responsibility for managing the class was terrific. I was happy to see that they needed almost zero instruction on how to use the software.
Along the same lines, putting the timekeeper in charge of the negotiations was a big help. Both helped me spend more time looking at the class rather than a screen, and the kids felt more involved as well.
Many thanks to Southfield for a great time in the classroom!