One of my colleagues shared this video the other day that had been shown at one of our district trainings. On one hand (with one, two, three, four, five fingers), it’s quite funny. On the other hand, it is a bit scary – because we probably all had teachers like that at one time or another. Sometimes, as teachers, we get frustrated that our students don’t understand, but forget to try teaching the skill a completely different way that they might comprehend more easily. Many times, they can discover the method on their own with a little bit of guidance. This video reminds me that I need to constantly monitor my students’ understanding, and to be ready to offer alternatives instead of getting upset when they don’t “get it”.
Here is the YouTube link in case you are unable to view the embedded video: http://youtu.be/KdxEAt91D7k