The Writing on the Classroom Wall
Big ideas lead to deeper learning, but they don’t have to be profound to have profound impact. Teacher Steve Wyborney explains why and how sharing ideas sharpens and refines them. It’s okay if some ideas fall off the wall; what matters most is sharing and discussing.
22 Teachers, 22 Learners. In Steve Wyborney’s classroom, everyone is a teacher and a learner. That may be true in your classroom as well, but do your students know you are ready to learn right alongside them? It’s a simple idea, but one that when publicly shared on his classroom’s wall significantly influenced the way Steve approached teaching – and the willingness of his students to risk expressing novel ideas. In The Writing on the Classroom Wall, Steve explains how posting and discussing Big Ideas can lead to deeper learning. From this book, you’ll learn why: sharing your ideas will sharpen and refine them. It’s okay if some of your ideas fall off the wall. The Big Ideas you share don’t have to be profound to make a profound impact on learning. If you look around your classroom, you will see it: a blank space on your wall that is waiting for you to post your deepest, most passionate beliefs about learning. Will you share your Big Ideas?