Monte Syrie hits another home run. Check out the image below.
In a lot of ways, I’m a simple guy. I like seemingly simple ideas. This idea might appear to be seemingly simple. But look a little more closely. It’s elegant. It’s nuanced and has layers.
With the invitation to engage in a support cycle, the student chooses where they/she/he enters the conversation. And of course, the list of entry points provides a lovely roadmap for a student to consider where he/she/they are in the personal learning process.
The list also highlights the array of tools a professional educator can bring to a student’s learning.
And man, the opportunity afforded a student and a teacher for a RICH learning conversation is stunning. The list is a script. A brainstorm. Conversation starters, icebreakers, etc.
And don’t get me started on, “Please let me know where I can join you in your learning.”
I’m going all the way back to Horace Mann when I consider the impact of that invitation.
“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.”
It’s not hard to imagine a kid being inspired and motivated by this process.