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Boosting Engagement With Notices and Wonders

Boosting Engagement With Notices and Wonders

>>Young: Take a look at your graph–>>In most classes variability
is the norm, not the exception.>>We’re going to be doing
an “I notice, I wonder”.>>Cantor: This teacher is aware that
these children learn at different paces and so she is creating a mechanism to
see the developmental starting points of a diverse group of kids
so that children can move at different rates to
master the content.>>Young: This classroom is
heterogeneously grouped. This is a non-tracked class. Some kids
will be bypassing Algebra One next year and going into an advanced class and some kids will be
taking a pre-algebra class. So, there’s a wide range. Today’s graph had a lot of
information in it and, so, it was perfect for an
“I notice, I wonder.”>>What is this graph telling us?
What do you notice in the graph? Don’t do the “wonders” yet, just your
“notices”. Take about two minutes.>>The “I notice, I wonder” helps
kids slow down and really focus on what’s in front of them. They wrote about what they noticed and
then turned and talked to a neighbor to enhance and to draw attention to
things that they maybe had missed.>>Student: Renewable energy
aren’t being used as much.>>Student: Yeah. Seems to
be going down actually.>>Cantor: The information
she is getting is about the individual
variability in that classroom. What the kids are getting is the
benefit of learning from each other.>>Young: All right, let’s get
a list of “I notice, I wonder”.>>Student: I noticed that petroleum
had a big jump in the 1900s.>>Young: What’s another “notice”?>>Student: I notice this
is a monthly energy review.>>Young: Oh, so, you’re looking below
the graph as well as above the graph. Awesome. All right, let’s switch over to
the backside and I want your “wonders”. What do I wonder about this graph?>>The “I wonder” is a great way for
me to see what they need to know.>>So, what do you wonder? Oh, my
gosh, so much to wonder about.>>Student: I wonder what
the other renewables are.>>Young: It’s also a time when
you can build confidence in kids.>>Great question.
>>Student: Yeah.>>Young: Yeah, I agree with you. Aidan?>>Aidan: What is BTU?>>Young: What is a BTU? Great question.>>”I notice, I wonder” just
brings the conversation to a place where all people can contribute. It gives everyone a voice. It allows kids to listen to other people’s ideas
before they do the analysis. So, it’s like a way to collect
information collaboratively, but allowing time to think first.

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