At the same time we also talk about Understanding by Design (which allows us to start with the end in mind and work backwards in our planning and preparation to get to that end).
I'll be honest, in my experience - it's a lot easier to keep looking forward. We've heard that message longer and perhaps that's the difficult part (the reteaching and re-framing until it's more habitual and less effort?). Is it going to take longer to embrace and embed (become natural) over time.....?
Have you ever noticed....
I even find myself half way through saying - "dang it! you clever marketing company you!"
Why else do you think we hang sayings around our house - we WILL read them - and eventually they become part of our thinking, our natural thought process, and an overflow into our lives.....
I've attempted reversing a trailer big and small - and well, every time it results in what happens in this video below. It's a lot less stressful than with a boat on a trailer (for the husband especially :)
We played a little game yesterday - who can back up into a 'parking spot' between two of us (no, not trying to cull the herd - we were moving pretty slow). No surprise - only one heiled as victor:
My embarrassing attempt: 30 seconds never seeemed so long
The pro: - he makes it look so easy!
- lack of practice: how often do I need to back up a trailer/attachment of any kind to my moving vehicle?
- lack of understanding of the mechanics - which way to turn the wheel and how to keep the trailer straight - not over correcting etc etc
- Don't you have to look back (reflect) on students skill gaps to really prepare for the lesson - if you're truly differentiating?
- Don't you have to return to your office and provide feedback on your walkthrough - reflecting on how your observation combined with dialogue can offer redirection for future learning?
- Don't you look back on your lesson and wonder why students were engaged? Why some groups finished way before time was up?