Teachers: Expose Yourself and Show Your Work
How often do you show your work to your students? Those who teach in fields such as math and science may well practice this regularly, but a recent conversation with some of my students (who also happen to be teachers) leads me to believe that we should do this more. I think all too often English and language arts teachers have not done a good job at this — at least based on my own experience and conversations with my peers. I am talking about showing our work in two different ways – first, how do we handle the visible mistakes we make before our students, and two, how much of our own process do we show our students.
When you make a mistake in class, how do you react?