Pushing Each Others’ Learning

Shauna Bergwall
School leader, Lena Vista Elementary, Polk County, Florida

In a third grade classroom, students were having a hearty discussion about their learning. They were agreeing, disagreeing and asking each other “why?” Then, a student (who struggles with her learning and receives special education services) asked the question that rocked our world: “I see you (pointing to one student) chose this text to support your answer, but you (pointing to another student) chose this text (different than the first), can you explain why you each chose those texts? Wow!