When I was a STEM teacher, my pedagogy, curriculum, and strategies were constantly evolving through a pattern that I call the Know Better, Do Better Cycle. It’s based on Dr. Maya Angelou’s famous quote “Do the best you can until you know better and then when you know better, do better.”
In Chapter 10, of Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset I share how, after turning my STEM course into a student-paced one, I was able to uncover new opportunities for improvement. This chapter–and the sketchnote below–showcases one of those “opportunities”: occasionally, I didn’t discover that kids were confused until the very end of class! How exactly did I solve this problem? How did I do better? The sketchnote below gives you a peek, but you’ll have to grab your copy of the book to hear the full solution!