Monday, May 7, 2012
Question of the Week -- Unplanned Events
Last week, I wanted to make a video observation of one of my math lessons. I planned the lesson, and I arranged for someone to operate the camera. What I didn't plan for was the fire alarm that went off because another class was cooking pancakes and the grill got a little too warm.
I went ahead with the lesson and the video. My students were frozen and atypically quiet. I didn't think it went well. I plan to keep the video, because it is a slice of reality.
When did you have an important lesson that didn't go as planned?