#SOL19: Patterns

When you look at 9/10/19, what do you see?


More clues:

What about:






9/16/19 . . . ?

How many does it take before you recognize the pattern?

I’ve written about palindromes before here, here and here.

“A word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backwards as forwards, e.g. madam or nurses run.” – Oxford Dictionary

I find it fascinating that I notice it first in numbers that give me pause.

Is it the one time occurrence that fascinates me or is it the pattern? While I ponder my response, many questions about patterns and configurations emerge.

In a rush to immediately solve problems, be efficient, and worry over so little time, do I rush to judgment too quickly?

A pattern . . .

More than once  . . .

Is twice enough?

Three times?

Over what period of time?

Today’s burning questions:

Would we really begin an intervention based on one piece of data on one single day?

Would we really teach something one day, assess it and plan for additional instruction or not, based on that ONE day of instruction without any additional practice?

Perhaps we need to slow down, think, formulate a question, observe, revise our question, collect evidence of patterns and then act . . .

Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this weekly forum. Check out the writers and readers here.

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5 responses

  1. Palindrome week! So cool! Great advice to slow down. The system is so hell bent on assessment that the real nitty gritty get down in the dirt learning isn’t happening.

    1. Margaret,
      Fragmented one skill at a time, assess everything, and yesterday are not helping learning – in fact, are probably causing more disconnects!

  2. Can I add create space to the list?? We need to get out of the way and observe what authentically happens!! Not sure I get the whole palindrome thing … but you had me at slow down!

  3. […] I see in so many places. In words, in numbers, and in life. I’ve written about them here, here, and […]

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