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?



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