I just read this revealing post in the Washington Post blog. It is about an educator with 15 years of teaching experience who spent 2 days being a high school student. She sat through the lectures, took the tests, asked the questions, did the labs and sat through hours of teacher lecturing.
I found it quite interesting to read her TakeAways from the experience. She identified realizations that 1) Students sit all day and sitting is exhausting; 2) High schools students are sitting passively and listening during approximately 90% of their classes; and 3) You feel a little bit like a nuisance all day long.
I must admit that these are not the realizations that I would expect from this experience. What do you think? Is this the experience that your students are probably having? What are you doing to make it different?
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