Redundant? Worthless? Slacking? Decoration? Unnecessary? Lazy?
These are the descriptors going through my mind as I walk around my room and find myself with nearly nothing to do.
All of my students are actively engaged with their group. Each person is learning, discovering, sharing, questioning, and recording. Fabulous – right? Then why do I feel like I’m not teaching?
Once I shake off my sense of uselessness I appreciate the inquiry process that is taking place before me. They are discovering meaning, assimilating information, and applying it to their worlds.
What is the definition of teaching?
Today I am a facilitator. A guide. An encourager of learning.