Alyson Nelson on: Facilitating Instead of Instructing
“I try to take a step back and be the facilitator as much as possible.” – Alyson Nelson

Alyson Nelson

School: Nikola Tesla STEM High School

Type of School: Public – Choice

Location: Redmond, WA

School Population: 432

Demographic: 47% minority students

% Free/reduced lunch program: 2%
Facilitating Instead of Instructing
  1. Give students real world problems that they can research and solve on their own.
  2. Set clear expectations and goals.
  3. Take a step back and start with questions.
  4. Provide students with opportunities and time to reflect on their ideas.