There was no question about the mindset of the teachers in the room. They were ready to learn and open to improve their teaching. 🧠👐
Although they may have been teaching in a teacher directed and centred way, they were not obstinate about this approach. It was dominant amongst the secondary teachers we worked with, but they were ready to improve and change.
For many of the teachers this was a new approach to professional learning. We modelled pedagogies and offered an abundance of strategies. Some participants felt it revealed what sort of teacher they were.
Here is some feedback from one teacher.
I used to think that I should dominate the lesson on how students should learn. But, now I think that I should be more flexible and design lessons in a way that provoke more curiosity, discover their capabilities and what they can contribute in the real world.
It was exciting and refreshing to help teachers who were so humble and open in their efforts to get better.