Learning Coach Corner

Volume I Issue 9

Great Things Happening in Our Classrooms at West Middle School!

Ms. Greenwood reinforces the library expectations by having student groups list them on poster paper. She has placed the following questions on each poster:

What does RESPONSIBLE look like in the library?

What does RESPECTFUL look like in the library?

What does READY look like in the library?

Under each question Ms. Greenwood has two columns: Behavior and Materials

Great way to support the CI3T initiative!

Assessment and Learning: Traffic Light Dots

Traffic Light Dots is a formative assessment; however, it requires students to reflect on their work. Students self assess their work by using red, yellow and green dots. Once the student has self assessed, he/she can get peer feedback and/or teacher feedback.

Strategies, Strategies, Strategies

Students become more engaged when they offer constructive feedback on one another's work. Students learn to give constructive feedback and they learn to accept constructive feedback from their peers while learning to agree or disagree respectfully.

"I notice and I wonder" (video 3:01) is a student to student feedback activity.

Mindset

Students who have growth mindset are engaged in school, like school and do better in school. Growth mindset is related to brain activity and achievement.

The Evidence: How growth mindset leads to higher achievement video 3:44

Tech Bytes!

Google Hangouts:
Google™ Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you start free video and voice calls - one-to-one or with a larger group. You can send and receive messages, photos and even share files with others in your hangout. You can even use Hangouts on your mobile device. Learn all about it on Atomic Learning! This works well for teacher collaboration and possibly student collaboration.