Date(s) - Tuesday October 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Smith Hall, Room 104B

Robin GriffithExisting research on teacher effectiveness highlights thoughtful, adaptive teaching as a key characteristic of effective teachers (Pressley, Allington, Warton-McDonald, Block, and Morrow, 2001) while Shavelson (1973) argued that teaching is decision making as he believed that “any teaching act is a result of a decision, whether conscious or unconscious” (p. 18). Effective teaching is characterized by in-the-moment teaching decisions coupled with thoughtful and deliberate planning decisions. The focus of this teaching and learning conversation is to guide participants through a process of engaging in “metacognitive decision making” by drawing attention to the planning and in-the-moment teaching decisions they make.

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