I'm a little late on writing this post but wanted to share because it was such a fun day for our students and gave them an opportunity to see themselves as teachers as well as students.
We were recently given the opportunity to participate in a Mystery Skype with teachers at a session at the Microsoft campus in North Dakota. Kelly Rexine had contacted me to ask if we would be willing to participate and we were more than willing. We were so excited! Our third grade students absolutely love to Mystery Skype and I thought it would be a great opportunity for them to share their expertise and excitement about the topic with teachers that were wanting to learn.
I love that almost every student was surprised to learn that they could teach teachers. They were in awe of the fact that they had spent their afternoon showing teachers how to do something well.
It was such a fun day! The students were given an opportunity to teach and they did. Sometimes learning from students is more engaging and has more of an impact than learning from our peers. I love nothing more than to hear from student panels and see students doing whatever it is that I am learning about. I am so thankful that Kelly was willing to ask our students to teach educators about Mystery Skype and share their perspective.
If you haven't considered trying a Mystery Skype in your classroom, you should. It is such a wonderful way to encourage critical thinking while using geography skills. And even better, it's a lot of fun!