Over the past week I considered my three classes, each as a community of learners. How will I meet their needs? differentiate? create a student-centered focus? include tech tools as appropriate? What projects will inspire them? motivate them? engage them? show their learning? This will be my main consideration.
Over the past week I considered several projects that accomplish meeting the needs of two demands: 1) coaches expectations and most importantly 2) student engagement.
I hope to begin two projects.
For one, we will begin a wiki for sharing “The Six Traits of Writing — You Can Too” [or whatever title the students design]. Our first focus will be Sentence Fluency, which is my part of the collaboration with my colleague who will teach Conventions.
The other is a news project for student journalists focusing on both reading and writing goals. In my mind I see literary and prose — reviews and news. I’m not sure how it will play out — I would like teams on Edmodo to plan , drafts in our Google Docs, and publish in a blog. I may start with reading news, as in this News and You idea. I will revise an old project: News Project.
Over the past week I considered my novel for #NaNoWriMo. November is hectic because I have so much in my personal life to accomplish and so much expected for school. I took a deep breath and planned out the month to meet what I need to do.
And that’s an overview of Day 10: Over the past week I considered…