At first impulse, how do you interpret that scene?
My first thought is that it is fine.
As the teacher, would you intervene?
At first no.
How at if all might your blindspots affect your interpretation or your decision to intervene?
My blindspot affected my decision to not intervene.
How do blindspots manifest themselves in a virtual setting?
It is often easier to dismiss what other people are saying or to say something unkind.
After watching the video, I recognize that it seems Omar dismisses Claire’s statement about numbering with a binary number. Aaliyah follows suit, and does not acknowledge Claire’s statement. This could lead to Claire shutting down or thinking that Omar and Aaliyah are the more intelligent students in the group.
As a teacher, I should intervene and give Claire support by asking the group, and specifically Claire, about binary numbers and the choice to use them.
As a teacher in the classroom, I recognize that we often set a tight schedule for our students to accomplish goals. This potentially makes learning difficult when students process at different speeds. The quick processor has to slow down to match the slower processor. If the students are tying to meet a time deadline, slowing down is not always a viable option, assuming the time deadline is most important. If learning is most important, then the use of time deadlines is an external motivator and used for behavior management in the classroom (and possibly journalism ).