Jackson: Something that's circling in my head is how other students process and analyze questions and content.
Alarcon: This is a great observation--you can learn as much or more from your peers as you can from me!
J's closing reflection about today's lesson illustrates an important point about systems thinking and systems pedagogy. As Robert Quaden, eighth grade math teacher cited in Goleman and Senge's book The Triple Focus, points out, "You just naturally start thinking of the classroom as a system, and when you do that you see that you have a room full of teachers, not just one standing in front." When I see students like Jackson paying attention to the way his peers process and analyze questions and content, I know that we're on the right track!