Plain Vanilla

I left Tuesdays session thinking about how different it feels to do p4c with other adults than with children. It made me think about the power I have when facilitating p4c, even when I try to participate as a student as much as possible. It was also a helpful reminder of what some students may experience! I felt anxious about coming up with a "good" question before we even finished reading the stimulus. I had trouble thinking about a question as people were still talking and there was no silent time given. I felt excited to discuss the question but also nervous that I wasn't listening as well as I could be. This left me thinking again about the student-teacher and teacher-student roles and how we as educators can put ourselves in vulnerable positions (like doing p4c with our colleagues) to remember what it feels like for our students and to humble ourselves as we continue teaching!

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