NEW TOOL: How Can Preservice Teachers Orient to Students’ Ideas and Sensemaking practices?

Posted on July 13, 2017

It takes skill as a teacher to deeply hear and guide instruction based on student's ideas and ways of making sense of natural phenomena. It is an important formative assessment practice. Preservice teachers should start to learn how to carefully listen to students during their field placements. This new STEM Teaching Tool describes the benefits of taking this approach and highlights practical advice and tools to make this easier. It is the second in a series from the good folks in the UConn Teacher Mentoring Collaborative