Archive | June, 2017


12 Jun

Daily Prompt: Bookworms

Grab the nearest book. Open it and go to the tenth word. Do a Google Image Search of the word. Write about what the image brings to mind.

Image result for know

A fitting image for the time. I’m an elementary teacher, and this is a daily occurrence in my classroom. Before I can even fully form the question, before the other student’s get a chance to think a buzzing chorus of, “I KNOW!” from the same 5 students erupts, disrupting the thoughts of the others.

Followed by the answer.

Lesson and processing over.

At times I’m quite upset with these students for taking away the learning of their peers. At other times, I feel guilty for not having another activity or question for these particular students to think about. It’s really not their fault they run on a different pace. I don’t want to be the human responsible for them holding back their own potential because it’s not polite. We may have student centered practices, but in many ways the classroom is still a teacher-centered world.

Perhaps I should post the dilemma to the students. If there’s any time for an “I KNOW!” this would be it.