I have been blogging about class personalities on and off lately. Today the different personalities of my geometry classes were incredibly evident. When given an assignment 3/4 block sat almost silently for 30 minutes, working on the proofs. 6/7 block chatted and laughed (and worked!) but were much louder and rowdier. The assignment was finished in both, but the atmosphere was completely differently.
Now I want to say that I am the same me both times, but now I am wondering if I react and compose myself in different ways based on how classes go. I think ultimately there are several variables outside of my control, but I do still have control of the classroom no matter which class is there.
Anyway, I didn’t do anything innovative or exciting today.
In Foundations I gave them a set of multi-step equations from the maze activity we completed last week. They didn’t recognize them until I dropped very obvious hints. Foundations is currently grounded from Kahoot because someone stuck bots in and messed up the data last time. This has made reviewing a little tedious, but I holding them accountable. I said no Kahoot for two weeks so we are doing no Kahoot for two weeks.
In Geometry I gave them a short group activity (they did well) and them an individual / pairs worksheet. Then we reviewed and then a skills check.
Sometimes learning is just a grind.
Thanks for reading.