Less (Teaching) Is More (Learning), BLC12

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Task #1: Team Up! Don't wait for your "teacher", start now!
5 min
  1. Form a team of 3 with people from different states or countries. Bonus points for teams of complete strangers.
  2. Decide which team member will play which of the following roles:
    • Materials Manager - pick up cup of materials
    • Recorder - document & tweet process using #BLC12 (text, images, audio, video, other...?)
    • Speaker - share out to whole group
  3. Create largest structure possible using materials provided
  4. Bonus - tweet a pic of your structure #blc12


Task #2: Think & Share
5 min
  1. Think: What problems do your kids run up against in your class, or school that are not related to content or curriculum?
  2. Write down as many as you can, each on a separate sticky note
  3. Share with your group
  4. Pick 2 toughest from group (don't spend time trying to solve them right now)


Task #3: Think, Partner, Crowd Source
  1. Think: what approach(es) would you suggest to encourage student problem-solving?
  2. Partner: share suggestions with partners and decide on which you will offer to the whole group
  3. Support: post your approaches to the discussion area (click on discussion tab at the top of this page and create a new discussion post. Use your approach as the title for the discussion).


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Subject Author Replies Views Last Message
Toughest Problem ecsheeh ecsheeh 1 119 Jul 19, 2012 by fslabaugh fslabaugh
Group dynamic Jkarabinas Jkarabinas 2 94 Jul 19, 2012 by gfahey gfahey
Toughest Problem fslabaugh fslabaugh 1 74 Jul 19, 2012 by Teamof3 Teamof3
Fear of failure ciaramccoy ciaramccoy 2 103 Jul 19, 2012 by ciaramccoy ciaramccoy
communication rachel.fitzwater rachel.fitzwater 1 91 Jul 19, 2012 by heidilena heidilena
expectations jesslvalenti jesslvalenti 1 81 Jul 19, 2012 by Rapozat Rapozat
Life outside class jyavenditti jyavenditti 1 94 Jul 19, 2012 by jyavenditti jyavenditti
Kids concerned about peers and groupings Avallance Avallance 1 82 Jul 19, 2012 by Mmittura Mmittura
Waiting to be led BalancEdTech BalancEdTech 1 91 Jul 19, 2012 by mytakeonit mytakeonit
Kids concerned about peers and groupings Avallance Avallance 1 77 Jul 19, 2012 by matthewsk3 matthewsk3
Don't know where to start... sconnors sconnors 3 108 Jul 19, 2012 by ecsheeh ecsheeh
Student Passiveness rhsadmin rhsadmin 2 123 Jul 19, 2012 by charpomeroy charpomeroy
toughest problem bdibuz bdibuz 4 139 Jul 19, 2012 by amyunderwood amyunderwood
Collaboration mytakeonit mytakeonit 2 91 Jul 19, 2012 by ciaramccoy ciaramccoy
Challenging all students bpeskin bpeskin 1 102 Jul 19, 2012 by egaffga egaffga
Toughest problem mfijor mfijor 1 90 Jul 19, 2012 by Plongstreth Plongstreth
Following more than 1 piece of instruction at a time. kwaugh1 kwaugh1 2 158 Jul 19, 2012 by LindaPoirier LindaPoirier
toughest prob heidilena heidilena 3 100 Jul 19, 2012 by rhsadmin rhsadmin
Problem Solving mrsbmcslibrary mrsbmcslibrary 1 78 Jul 19, 2012 by jesslvalenti jesslvalenti
Toughest problem HarjSandhu HarjSandhu 0 89 Jul 19, 2012 by HarjSandhu HarjSandhu
Toughest problem HarjSandhu HarjSandhu 0 45 Jul 19, 2012 by HarjSandhu HarjSandhu
toughest prob heidilena heidilena 1 64 Jul 19, 2012 by Jkarabinas Jkarabinas
Toughest Problem Teamof3 Teamof3 0 46 Jul 19, 2012 by Teamof3 Teamof3
Relationships amyunderwood amyunderwood 0 57 Jul 19, 2012 by amyunderwood amyunderwood
Pressure at home egaffga egaffga 0 64 Jul 19, 2012 by egaffga egaffga
Non risk takers charpomeroy charpomeroy 0 61 Jul 19, 2012 by charpomeroy charpomeroy
Grades! Lvanderpluym Lvanderpluym 0 50 Jul 19, 2012 by Lvanderpluym Lvanderpluym
Toughest problem Mmittura Mmittura 0 50 Jul 19, 2012 by Mmittura Mmittura
Finding the answer ehunt2 ehunt2 0 55 Jul 19, 2012 by ehunt2 ehunt2
Problem solving earlet earlet 0 46 Jul 19, 2012 by earlet earlet
Problem solving earlet earlet 0 66 Jul 19, 2012 by earlet earlet
Reading Directions adrianne.curtis adrianne.curtis 0 70 Jul 19, 2012 by adrianne.curtis adrianne.curtis


Session Response on BLC Community
http://blc.vxcommunity.com/Issue/11405

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