Several weeks back, our middle school teachers had the opportunity to #BeLikeFred (Rogers) in our #EanesNeighborhood – to either “Lead Like Fred” or “Learn Like Fred” during one of our early release (PD) days. I chose to “Lead Like Fred” and share about my experiences using Sara VanDerWerf’s “Stand & Talks”.
Thanks to all of the resources Sara generously shares, I was able to use her blog post, my own classroom experiences, and the hope that teachers who teach all content areas would see the value in using this strategy with their own students to plan my sessions.
Students will SEE it before I SHOW them.
Students will SAY it before I TELL them.~Sara VanDerWerf
I shared about Sara’s blog post and powerful “GOAL”, my own classroom stories, and examples and ideas that might help teachers who do not teach math to give their students the opportunity to Stand & Talk too. I gave the teachers in the room several opportunities to “Stand & Talk” with one another during our session.
I’ve heard feedback from math, science, Latin, and history teachers that they’ve already begun using Stand & Talks with their own students with success! YAY!
I’ve included static images of some of my #Keynote slides from the sessions, instructions for using Apple Classroom to AirDrop images to students, and a “Getting Started Menu” for the teachers as a take-away. Several slides are shared below as images.
I’d love to hear how you and your colleagues (mathy or not!) are using Sara’s Stand & Talks with students!
A million THANK YOUS to Sara VanDerWerf!