You know the look that asks,”Are you psychotic?” I got that look from 15 of my enrichment students today.
Usually I get it when I bust out my science dancing moves. Or when I use funny voices when they have to “mirror” me. This time, it was over the assignment I handed them.
I gave them one of the posters from my new pack. The challenge was to draw how they THINK an electric pencil sharpener works.
Could they look inside of it? No.
Could they look it up online? No.
Could they work with a partner? No.
So, they sat. For a while. Silently. Then, a few started drawing. Then, a few more. After about 10 minutes, they were all drawing, labeling, and writing.