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Lifelong Habit

The article below is something I found on Twitter, and one I believe we need to do with our kids.

In a nutshell, we can use this as an exit slip EVERY DAY! AND it takes only 30 SECONDS. At the end of the class, the last 30 seconds to be precise, ask students to write down the most important points. No more than 30, no less than 30. Imagine the information we could gather from this simple, short exercise. Plus imagine how much thinking the kids will be doing! Talk about self regulated students!

Of course it will take time to teach kids how to do it, we'll need to model for them and give them many, many, many opportunities to practice.

I would be happy to help you do this in your classroom.

We could even do a "action research" with this!

Let me know how I can help you!

Here is the entire article, and it's below.

Gotta see this!

I found this on Twitter and knew I had to share with you! We work so hard at JJH to develop relationships and this just spoke to it, all from a student's perspective! Enjoy!
Tanner Hall's back to school address August 18, 2015


Do you know about ReadWorks? It is a FREE online resource for reading passages! You don't have to pay anything! It has all levels of reading passages, including MANY informational texts! All departments could easily use it and not overlap! Even if more than one department does ask students to read a text, chances are, they are not doing the same thing with the text! As I always told kids when they said they had already read something...."you've never read it with me!"

Let me know how I can help you!

The link is below.

Explanation of Student Centered Coaching

I hope the video below with Diane Sweeney might help you understand my new approach to coaching. If you have questions, please let me know!

Here's One for You!

Do you worry about social media and how it impacts students' communication skills?

You might find this blog from Edutopia interesting! The author mentions how some kids think writing on social media is not real writing. The author, however, proposed:

Their writing is real writing because their writing is their voice.

Would you agree?