Learning by Accident
Sometimes things happen completely by accident in class. A thought drifts into the collective through something that flashes by the window, or a voice in the hall. A plan to do one thing turns into a plan to do another. A spill on the floor leads to an impromptu lean-up session that leads to a conversation that leads to a brainstorming session that leads to a new project idea.
Sometimes, learning happens when you aren't expecting it. How do I become more aware of the complexities that exist in my classroom? How do I stay on-top of the whole system? How do I be mindful of the environment and the characters that inhabit it?