This Japanese classroom offers an example of how to set a learning goal for the lesson in a detailed and rich way. The teacher has asked students to revisit two questions from before, including gathering two model answers from students on whiteboards. He asks the class to compare the two equations to a new one which he writes on the board. He pushes students to pick out the similarities and differences between today's learning and their previous work.
This is an urban, public school. Watch out for how the teacher:
- Challenges students to solve a new type of equation
- Asks them to identify differences from their previous learning
- Draws connections with previous questions
How do you set learning goals in your own classroom?