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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Weekly Reflection

Haven't sat down and written in a while. Want to be more constant and reflecting and thinking about what went well and what I can do better.

Questions that I have been thinking about this week:
  • Why are some of my students more motivated to complete a task if I give them points for it? 
  • Why won't my students just give their best effort? 
  • Why do some of my students tease others? Sometimes just small little slides but why?
  • Why do some of my students grow up without a father? or a father that is just absent? 
  • How do I keep my students motivated in my flipped mastery Class?
  • For 20-time can students do anything they want during that time or do they have to be working on their 20-time project?

#DitchHW Sin
I realized during a parent-teacher conference last week I need to do a better job of communicating to parents student's progress. I was not giving any points for doing classwork and was 100%. So I decided that I am going to start giving a small percentage to completing classwork. I also started giving small Homework assignments. The first time we have had true homework all year. It was a Desmos activity, and the assignment was to complete one of their classroom activities. I then gave class time to finish it. I am not sure I like assigning HW. I think if I am going to assign homework it's going to be review questions or brain dumps. Way's I could facilitate this Google Classroom, Google Sheets, Flipgrid, Padlet, or Lets Recap. Overall there is a big part of me that feels like I committed #ditchHW Sin. Everything I read about the value of HW

Sown to Grown
Started using this site, Sown To Grow, to help students set goals, reflect, and to track their progress. I am part of a PLC group that meets every Wednesday and we discuss strategies for our students use this platform. I am hoping this help create more of a growth mindset in my students and help them own their learning. I think what I like about it the most is it lets me give student's feedback on their goals and reflections.

Cool Things
Have you ever had your name played over the Radio? Well, I had that feeling when I was listening to Google Teacher Tribe Podcast latest episode and they said my name, click here to listen. They talked about this tweet:

#IMMOOC (Innovator’s Mindset Massive Open Online Course)
I signed up for this free online course. Excited to start it at the end of the month.

We had our first round of elevator pitches. Click here to see a video of some of the elevator pitches.
I went to the library and signed up for a teachers card and get put on a waiting list to check out a ukulele for one of my students project, not sure what this student will do in the meantime. Not sure if I need to buy one for this student or if they can just learn and practice other concepts until they can practice.

Random Class Shoots
Love the pics of students teaching other classmates or when the students are up instructing the whole class.

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