One of the best ways to begin the school year is to gather some meaningful information about your students. This can help you set up your classroom, avoid power struggles, and build strong relationships.
Here are some questions that will give you meaningful information about your students :
One idea might be to begin each day with a quick write about one of these questions. You can pick three or four students each day to read and respond to either in writing or, better yet, right on the spot. The most important part of these questions is to listen to the student responses and consider them as you plan your lessons.
Often, the best source of data is sitting right in front of us.
Ideas inspired by Elena Aguilar’s blog on Edutopia
This post brought to you by Heather Willman, APOSA overseeing Secondary Curriculum and Instructional Coaching
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