This Colombian teacher starts their lesson with a moment of reflection. He shares a quote that encourages students to reflect on their values and how they live their life, before they actually start their main focus of mathematics. Different students express their thoughts on the risks and challenges they may encounter as young people, with the teacher facilitating a short discussion around these. This start of the lesson is also very organised with the teacher setting out clearly how the class will be working today.
This is an urban, public school. Watch out for how the teacher:
- Shares a quote to prompt student reflection
- Invites different students to express their thinking
- Promotes a mindset focused on learning and effort
How do you facilitate discussion opportunities in your own classroom?