When a student raises a question in the classroom or has a comment, it can provide a learning opportunity that goes beyond the lesson already underway. Yet, an inexperienced teacher often will miss the moment.
“Novice teachers don’t always notice the importance of student ideas,” says Shari Stockero, an assistant professor of mathematics education at Michigan Technological University. “A lot of time, I think novice teachers are focused on what they need to do during the lesson, or are focused on classroom management, and often bypass important student thinking.”
Read more at National Science Foundation Discoveries, by Marlene Cimons.