I decided to start a list of conscious decisions I have made this week to increase my flexibility while working and see what the outcomes were/ are:
- Cellphones can be kept on the desk and used as a reference tool- previously, cellphones were to be turned off during class time.
- When compiling a student list and dividing into groups- I did not stipulate that there were to be no group changes (as with previous lists). I put out the timetable and the group lists together- a few weeks in advance of normal
- I had a 2 hr slot (8-10 am) allocated but only 1 hr of teaching to be completed. I asked students what time they wanted to start... (OK, so this is small but hey! I was being flexible!). The outcome I thought would be 9-10 but actually the students chose 8.30-9.30 so they had a 1/2 hr break to get a coffee before their next class.
I worked with Annette this week on activity one- we had an interesting discussion that ventured into many different areas (and pontificating about flexibility not necessarily just to the task at hand). I will post my views next.