Where is the balance to be had that our students are invested in their personal growth and learning versus just interested in their scores. I do not think they are mutually exclusive always. However, it is easy for us to be so interested in the kids getting a certain score before we allow them to move on to the “fun” things their peers are doing instead of more reteaching.
I have seen some of my students get excited about the scores because I have made it a big deal; I have seen them interested in scores because it means they get out of being retaught…again. How do you all balance that? I want my students to be more interested in their growth in learning, and a number doesn’t always reflect that. I want my students to not simply be focused on getting out of more work (or taking the test again…and again). Do any of you have this one figured out? Do you see any of this in your students? Just me?
Why Teachers Love Teaching (As Shared by Teachers)– Why do you?
How to Adapt a Project to Fit Your Students & Make It Gold Standard PBL– What I am enjoying about many teachers out there is the sharing and adapting of content and activities. Make it your own!
3 Important Questions to Help Measure the School Experience of Students– Do they feel safe and valued? Does school prepare them for today and tomorrow?
10 ideas for digital exit tickets (and some analog ones, too)– Matt Miller shares some ideas.
Why Allowing Your Students To Talk Can Be An Effective Classroom Management Strategy– Michael Linsin explains why. Kagan cooperative structures help with some focused talking as well.