We received 5 local stations through the antenna on the roof abc, nbc, occasionally cbs if the wind was blowing just right, then Fox came along, and a pbs station. This was a time when TV programming on the major networks actually ended at about a. When that was over, there was nothing on TV but static. Other times, we would decide to figure it out on our own and end up on the local PBS station watching a man with a huge perm this was the s paint beautiful scenes in about 25 minutes.
We my 5 siblings and I were all in awe while we watched Bob Ross paint wonderful paintings while talking to us the viewers about everything from his pet squirrels to painting techniques. And at the end of every episode I felt like I could paint just like Bob Ross! I never tried, but I felt like I could! They love his words of wisdom:. And I love that they love these words of wisdom. You can find more here. It can still be a mountain, there may just end up being a happy tree or a happy cloud that takes care of your happy accident.
I think it works for math class, too. Recently, I modeled a Desmos lesson for a 7th grade teacher. During the lesson, there was a lot of productive struggle. They were happy accidents! Because students kept going back for more. At times there was some frustration involved and I stepped in to ask questions like:. Many students who answered this question were not confident at all that their cars would all park, but as they moved through the lesson, their confidence grew.
The exact opposite happened. The girl was trying to crunch numbers on screen 5 with little success. The boy just needed a nudge to think about the image and to go back to some previous screens to settle some ideas in his mind before moving ahead with his idea that the answer is 8. Then, he got to expain how he knew it was 8 with the picture, conceptually, to his partner.
The icing on the cake? When students all humans make a mistake, synapses fire. The brain grows More on this from Jo Boaler here. What we do as teachers from this point, determines how much more the brain will grow. OK, so my timing on this is not great. This was actually written back in December still a little tardy and then the holidays ran over me.
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