Often I’ll look at my reflection in the morning through my window and visualize how I’ll be presenting the information for the day. Before students ever file into my classroom I often choose to not try something new or not do an activity I assume they will not be interested in.
Before my students even have a chance to be exposed to new information, I choose to go with the method that works. What does that say about me as an educator – that I choose to limit information I share my students because I don’t know if it will intrigue them or if they can handle it?
I am not my students, I am not in their heads – who knows how I may be surprised? Who knows if a student needed me to push the class one direction so they finally understood, and because I worry about interrupting the smooth flow of the class routine, I choose not to do it?
If they have confidence in me to lead them, lead them I must.