How can we get students involved in the learning process?
BUILD TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Effective and well-planned Personalized Learning Units...
Adapted from: Brandt, 1998; Costa & Kallick, 2000; National Research Council, 1999; Schlechty, 1997; Wiggins & McTighe, 1998).
Common Core State Standards Initiative: Preparing America's Students for College and Career
Visit the following link for The Common Core State Standards for English and Mathematics
Daily Strategies for Creating a Transparent Classroom:
Morning Meet Protocol: At the beginning of the week or everyday, have students meet in a circle at the front of the class to review the Shared Vision, Classroom Social Contract, class announcements, standards addressed, and daily agenda. Elect two students to be in charge of "hosting" the morning meeting.
- Sharing Good Things (2 minutes)
- Review of Shared Vision (1 minute)
- Review of Social Contract (1 minute)
- Classroom Announcements: Field Trips, Grade Reports, Etc (1-2 minutes)
- Daily Standards Being Addressed (1 Minute)
- Review of Daily Agenda and Tasks of Students (3 minutes)
- Questions and Concerns
Asking the Right Questions to Guide Students in Finding Meaning with the Content Being Taught
Questions to Help Students Make Connections
Questions to Help Students Relate Personally
Questions to Help Students Create Meaning
Questions to Help Connect Subjects to Professional Practice
Adapted from: Burns, D., Kaplan, S., Leppien, J., Purcell, J., Renzulli, J., & Tomlinson, C. (2002). The parallel curriculum: A design to develop high potential and challenge high-ability learners. Thousand Oaks, CA: National Association for Gifted Children.