The Raider Professional

What's Going On In Raider Nation Vol. 2 Issue 3

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Club Day At The Cove Was A Huge Success!

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Cheryl Lawson-Wilson, Assistant Principal for Instruction

I hope you had a great week in Raider Nation!


  • All 9th graders will be participating in STAR testing this week in the Lecture Hall.
  • Remember to allow students opportunities for Raider Time weekly.
  • Interim Reports will be September 14. Please be sure to have at least 7 grades reported in your gradebook by this time. Please update your grades often so that students may know their academic standing in your class. Parents receive Power School updates daily & weekly and would like to also know how well their students are performing prior to report cards.
  • Please do not allow students into the hallway without a blue pass. If you need one, please send me an email.
  • Save the date: October 12- End of the First Nine Weeks

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Ideas About Student Feedback!

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In order to know which teaching strategies will be the most effective, ask your students to provide you with some feedback: What do they like? How do they think they learn best? What do they want to learn more about? Students are more likely to be engaged in the learning process when they have a voice.

There are a couple of ways to gather feedback:

  • Start-stop-continue: Hand out blank sheets of paper, and ask students to respond with 1) something they would like you to start doing in the classroom, 2) something they would like to not see in the classroom anymore, and 3) a suggestion for an activity or process that they think would make the classroom better.
  • Google Forms: Send a form to your students via email, and have them fill it out (you can choose if you want the responses to be anonymous). Give them specific questions to help guide their feedback and make your teaching strategies more effective.
  • Mid-lesson feedback: Cut out circles of red, green and yellow paper, and hand one of each out to students. During the lesson, ask how well the class understands -- green means good, yellow means they might need help soon, and red means they need help right away.
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