Teacher stops to reflect-in- action and changes tack (example or representation being used)
Explains that perhaps something else might work better & explains why
Says, ‘Gosh, I hadn’t thought of that’ or says ‘Let’s retrace our steps’ & perhaps work backwards
Realising that children are constructing the mathematical ideas and something that sounds ‘half baked ‘ means that they are in a ZPD where teacher can help with a scaffolding question or two.
Probing questions to try to elicit where child’s thinking is coming from; I’m not sure about this but it could point to a stance or openness to teacher insight ??
Never mind what (Mammy/Daddy or Anyone Else) says,this is the way I want you to do it.
That’s wrong! When its not, just said or written badly.