In the time of rush, rush, rush, we often forget that the kids need time to breathe. As we spectacularly plan our days to make sure we cover every single last bit of information, we often forget to ask whether the kids are with us or not. So when it comes to learning goals we expect the kids to all know on our set day for checking, except they don’t, and then we wonder how we failed.
Yet kids learn at different paces, and often one child may be ready while the other is ready the following week. How often do we take the time to spiral back and double-check whether something is secure later? After the test? After the project is handed in?
How often do we ask that child whether they actually know it now, or even knew it then and just couldn’t find the words?