Here is an interesting post by Larry Ferlazzo listing a few things teachers can borrow from the world of business. With the same caveat that Larry makes (“most business practices have no place in schools“), I find those moments of transfer extremely valuable. Also, the ideas can be interpreted in many different ways depending on the context, which makes for a useful framework. So, here are a few thoughts from me based on Larry’s list.
- How do we highlight a gap? (goal-setting, test-teach-test, upgrading feedback)
- How do we pose questions? (‘broken record’ questions, critical thinking activities)
- How do we ask for less? learner autonomy – just 5 minutes of English a day)
How would you interpret this list?