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Topic: Changing the Teacher's Role
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Susan Carlin

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Registered: 12/3/04
Focus on the Big Idea
Posted: May 25, 1999 3:20 PM
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I think that the role of the teacher during the implementation of an
investigation is to keep her eye on the Big Idea. Always remember the
goal of the investigation. Keep the focus on the Big Idea as you
guide thinking towards the Big Idea. I found that keeping a list of
higher order thinking lead questions handy keeps me focused on the
mathematical processes that can be brought out by the investigation.
After a lesson I reflect back on the journey and the destination, then
reevaluate for the next day.







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