I’ve been using it to build accountability this week. I’m picking on any book at any moment and showing your work to the class. Powerful incentive to always do your best.
I’ve improved by watching great teachers use a visualiser.
Modelling drawing techniques
Annotating practical instructions
Deconstructing a piece of text whilst reading together
The visualiser keeps the lesson reactive to what is happening. If you spot those mistakes during the lesson you can fix them!
However, modelling of the expert thought processes is something the children need to see.
Colleague observed me teach today. Amazed by how willing kids were to have work shared under visualiser for such public (but constructive) criticism. Went against how she thought kids would react to that.
Candour is kind if the culture is right.
I said I would select 3 books to show under the visualiser.
Spirited boy (on report) shouts out “well I better get a purple pen out then and check my punctuation and spellings to make sure it is perfect.”
I did mark his card down for shouting out and interrupting obvs. It’s unkind to others and standards are best kept high.
Show Call holds everyone to account.