I'm currently working on a course with a colleague, Frank as—although he is a content expert—we're using Team-based learning and I have more experience in that teaching strategy.

    The class kind of got away from me yesterday.

    The first session each week is focused on what TBLers call readiness assurance; an individual quiz and a group quiz. At the end of the group quiz one is meant to talk about any learning gaps/misunderstandings that arise through the testing process.

    Alas, I didn't manage to do that part well (if at all). The students were generally heavily engaged in preparing appeals for the questions they thought were wrong. As a result I did not get their attention so I then did not walk them through where their thinking was right and good and where they did not understand the material well.

    This I think may set up an unhelpful dynamic if it continues.

    So, next time, I need to find away to get them to focus collectively–rather than as individual teams–on the issues they had. Perhaps I could be more bossy about it, or perhaps I need to explain what I say happening and what might/is a better way for us (them and me) to respond to the situation.

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    Word count: 300 (about 1 minutes)


    Updated: 13 Mar '14 10:06

    Author: Peter Smith


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    Source: blog/2014/03/13/whoosh/