We all WANT our students doing the heavy thinking during math lessons… so why is it so hard to IMPLEMENT? How can we stop “teacher-splaining” and instead, provide opportunities for our students to problem solve, ask and answer questions, and explore concepts? In this episode, Math and Science Instructional Coach, Karla Morris, shares two obstacles teachers face as they work to engage students in deep learning. Listen in to hear what it means to shift the cognitive lift to students and the four phases teachers can work through to make it happen.
Summary & Highlights:
In this episode, Chrissy interviews Karla Morris, a Math and Science Instructional Leader at Perspectives Leadership Campus. In their conversation, Karla shares:
what it means to shift the cognitive lift to students
an analogy to help illustrate the what and the how
phases to shifting the lift to students: (1) culture building, including growth mindset work, (2) task analysis and prioritization within individual lessons - WHICH tasks & WHY, (3) planning questions you will ask to push student thinking, (4) in-the-moment coaching + equipping students to be co-coaches
challenges teachers face when shifting the lift to students (and ideas for overcoming them!)