Student: Who are you?
Me: My name is Casey.
Student: What are you doing here?
Me: We’re just watching you learn. What are you doing?
Student: (Explains what they’re doing and why. Pauses.) So, you’re a spy?
So, all you teachers out there, please do not apologize for your room being “chaotic” because it gives us the unique opportunity to have interactions with the students. We love it!
What strategies do you use to help students understand the purpose of a lesson?