- How do we scaffold without giving away answers?
- How do we meet the needs of struggling and excelling students?
One of the bigger questions for myself was the idea of transparency of the scaffolds. If you think about real scaffolding it is easily seen from nearby and afar. In the case of our classrooms that would mean students know who is getting what assistance, which can lead to a stigma problem. I wondered if there was a way to emphasize growth mindset deeply enough that it wouldn't matter in the end and students would cheer each other on for making choices right for them. That is obviously a longer question to answer.
Nevertheless, I came away with some great ideas and specific modifications to make for my assignment I brought as well as how I can prepare augmentations to give to specific students in need.