My backyard mystery is solved! I’ve been stumped for a few days—okay, a couple of weeks. When I leave for work, the gate to my backyard is closed. When I return, the gate is open. I examined the latch. Nothing wrong there. I inquired with the neighbors. No clues there. This weekend, I caught the culprit—a rambunctious brown lab with a nose for latches. It seems the pooch is quite good at unlatching gates, something she learned by watching her owners.
This experience reminds me that observation is a powerful learning tool. I’m curious. How do you use observation as a learning tool in your classroom?