Closing Up Shop: 12/4/15

Each Friday before heading home, I straighten up my desk (only so much) and think back over the week.  In this time/space, I’m looking for one thing the week really taught me, one thing I don’t want to forget.

Here’s a picture of my desk, as left on 12/4/15:


And here’s the insight I want to remember from the week of 11/30/15:

If you want to help students learn, you have to find a way to see their thinking about, and their struggles with, an assignment BEFORE you grade the assignment.  

Share your own insight in the comments.

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