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Forum 4- Anissa Nelson

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I found the articles and videos about VTS very interesting! I like that it gives students an opportunity to participate and answer without having to have a “correct” answer. This could be a great way to involve all students, especially those students who may be hesitant to answer. I liked that it talked about rewording your responses as a teacher to avoid saying things like “You are right!” I think when using VTS in the classroom it is important for the teacher to set up the environment in a way that allows students to be creative, imaginative, and problem solve with their answers.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/16958936070498792/
I have included a link to a vimeo video of a VTS lesson in a Pre-K classroom. Although this is not a website that gives information about how to use VTS in the classroom, I found that it was very beneficial to watch the VTS lesson being used in a younger age classroom. I liked how the teacher asked opened ended questions that allowed the students an opportunity to discuss the things they saw in the picture. The teacher would also ask the students follow-up questions about their observations, such as “Why do you think they are going to a party? What do you see that makes you think that?” This allows the students to explain the reasoning behind their thinking. As I mentioned before, as a teacher, it is important to think about our responses to students to set them up for confidence while doing these lessons.