King Middle School
Giving students time to explore ideas with no immediate grade pressure helps motivate them to be creative and take intellectual risks.
When students help create their classrooms' rules and culture, they’re more engaged and invested in learning.
Explicitly modeling the process of prioritizing tasks builds students’ ability to organize and manage their time.
A quick assessment strategy replaces raised hands, encouraging more students to contribute by accommodating their different processing needs.
Letting students choose books to read helps them develop a sense of autonomy and ownership over their learning.
When students make “I notice” and “I wonder” comments on course content, teachers can see what they know—and what they need to learn.
By regularly reviewing students’ behavior and learning as a team, teachers can ensure that every student is seen, supported, and celebrated.