This transition class is always a tough one. We switch from one book to another, we start a new focus on strategies – CL through the eyes of CI. And to top it off, we may have been the only class in session at UVM. (Actually, there were a few more.) I wanted to show the secondary example because we often use just elementary examples. The structures work across all grade levels. But without a focus on your own classroom, the “how does this work for me?” question becomes kind of a nagging itch. Anyway, we’ll continue to refine what all this looks like on Wednesday. Same strategies, different kids. Thanks for your energy today!
The simple fact that kids learn more when they can talk and work together on what it is you want them to know causes teachers to have to shift so many strategic moves in order to enale this to happen in an authentic and personalized way. But that’s the vision. What do you think?