Yesterday as Max and I were planning a workshop we’ll be facilitating in early August a recurring thought came to me — after spending hours of time on problem solving teachers sometimes comment to us, how will I ever find time to do this with my students?
- the teachers realize that the amount of time we spend on one problem is worth the time?
- there is no apparent transfer from a condensed one-day workshop to a full-year class?
- teachers’ learning experiences are different from their students’ learning experiences?
- Using just 5 minutes at the end of a class period is manageable.
- Starting and stopping reinforces problem solving as a process.
- Perseverance is also reinforced.