The other day I was trying to convince a colleague about the benefits of «cold calling», a technique explained in the book «Teach Like a Champion 3.0» by Doug Lemov. The technique consists of asking someone in our class (without them raising their hand) to check their understanding. The adjective my colleague used was that she found the technique problematic, because many would not know or would not want to answer. And that is the origin of this reflection that I now share.
In our normal day-to-day classroom life, we probably do not face a large number of problems. If we have some responsibility in the management team, if we have had a difficult group, or if it has simply not been our day, it is very likely that we are constantly dealing with problems. And when we arrive in... Leer más