End of Year Notes

I just finished my fifth year teaching after an 18 month hiatus. I usually jot this stuff down in a notebook, but it's full, and I haven't replaced it yet.

Things to remember

  • Wanting students to develop organizational skills requires me setting up a framework with which they can learn those skills.
  • Even if you use standards-based grading, it's okay to grade other things.
  • Without a pre-defined role for technology, it will be come a barrier.
  • Without a feeling of culture, the class will never function as a whole.

This will probably be updated once my brain slows down.

2 thoughts on “End of Year Notes

  1. Jared Stein says:

    I especially like the note, “Wanting students to develop organizational skills requires me setting up a framework with which they can learn those skills.” That’s probably true of _any_ skill (model and set up an initial framework/scaffolding that can be dismantled as learning develops), but since self-organization’s not often a part of the curriculum, it’s easy to overlook.

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