Welcome to Lindy Sims’ classroom at BBC where you are invited to join the learning environment and provide feedback directly related to her goals as a teacher. Why? Because she believes that her growth in instructional moves is supported by having an outside perspective of her practice. That there is power in collaboration.
Lindy rose to the challenge presented by Robert Kaplinsky’s Call to Action to steer teaching away from the one room school house that can become the norm within the field.
Thank you Lindy for leading by example. Your classroom was a buzz with student discourse. The students supported one another, challenged one another, and learned from one another in a way that was so seamless. My favorite was the genuine respect they had for one another during their discussions. They weren’t just waiting to share their thinking, they were truly listening and considering what they understood, agreed with, or disagreed with based on their findings. It is evident that you have put some heavy lifting into your goals as a classroom teacher.