Students working through counterintuitive ideas are likely to have to deal with frustration, uncertainty, and anxiety. How can we support students who are angry about counterintuitive concepts?
July 3, 2018
What did you notice in this episode? Talk to your neighbor about what you noticed.
Claudia says, “I’m mad, so I would have picked three.” Why would choice three appeal to someone who is mad?
Is Claudia confident or does she lack confidence? What evidence suggests one or the other?
Alan and Delia are relatively unruffled in this episode. Are they just as engaged with the ideas as Claudia, or are they less engaged?
What does Leo tell Claudia that might make her feel better? What does Leo tell Claudia that might make her feel worse?
Suppose you were Leo and you wanted to address Alan’s complacency, instead of Claudia’s upset. What might you say to Alan?
What does this episode suggest about how to support students who are angry about counterintuitive concepts?