I should probably change the title for today but I don't want to.
My co-teacher has commented that my activities in Math 7 for the last 2 days have been productive. She says that she can see the gears working and the kids understanding the concepts.
This is spectacular!
Except that for the last few days, I've been been spoon-feeding them information and asking them to spit it back to me. This isn't sound pedagogy and doesn't lead to long-term learning.
It is, however, a success to which I can point and say "Look how well you did on this! Let's do something a little harder."
As always, I struggle with that balance.