We set up our classrooms at the beginning of the year excited to meet the curious faces we will be challenged by for the next school year.
We are provided with county and state assessment data, school profiles and we'll just call it "previous teacher insight."
We have these new curious minds, but yet at times we already have some perceptions of the way and what they will need be successful in our classroom with out even meeting them for the first time.
So I challenge you.... ask the question... ask it often....
How Do You Learn Best? or How do you Like to Learn?
The data you collect will be more vaulable than the profiles we recieve or the numbers on the state standardized reports. If we don't have an understanding of how our students learn, to get them engaged in their learning, developing a need to want to learn then how are we really moving them forward in their learning environments.
These converstaions with your students lead to them feeling valued and having a voice in how their learning will be structured. More importantly it challenges us to become more partners in their learning process making it less about how we want to teach them and more about what they need to learn best!
Here are some student responses: http://connect.pasco.k12.fl.us/lburdick/2014/08/21/how-do-you-learn-best/
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