What is a Can Do philosphy?

Posted by Daniel Abeyta on 8/28/2015 2:00:00 PM

A CANNOT DO philosophy says, "This student cannot speak English, so he or she CANNOT communicate their understanding." 

A CAN DO philosophy says, "Even though this student speaks another language, he or she CAN creatively show me their understanding."

When asking students questions, a CANNOT DO philosophy thinks, "If I ask this student a question, it will slow down the pace of my lesson."

When asking students questions, a CAN DO philosophy thinks, "If I allow this student to practice a response with a peer, he or she will be prepared to answer my question with confidence."