In which I (hopefully) solved the problems I encountered in the previous post.
In which I encounter problems with student motivation, teacher motivation, and limited time.
In which I introduce to my students period-long goal-setting and they work toward proficiency on their maps. Unit plan successes and failures included.
In the last two days I've completed a graduate class in education, assessed 125 or so paragraphs on reformers in the late middle ages, and finished up my participating teacher's portfolio for clearing her credential. (I'm a new teacher mentor.) I have been up since 4 AM. So if this entry makes less sense than … Continue reading Paragraph revisions
In which I give a small amount of background info, explain how I'm revamping my unit planning, and provide a rough draft of my China unit.
In which I stumble through grade conferencing before progress reports.
About a poorly-written assessment I gave yesterday, what I said to my students when they didn't do so well on it, and how I helped a student do well on a quiz.
On conversations I have with students while giving them feedback, and general observations about work skills, student understanding, and how much work I take home.
Wherein I assign traditional, standard textbook-worksheet work and assess as kids complete it.
How the kids reacted to low scores on their quizzes, screenshotting in Chromebooks, and talking to counselors.