Saturday, January 1, 2011

Resolutions (or something like it)

After every winter break I try and do a little something in my classroom to refocus our learning and celebrate returning to school.  Here are some ideas;

What's my sentence?  Daniel Pink

Two questions that can change your life from Daniel Pink on Vimeo.

I used this video to have students craft their sentence for the remainder of the year.  On the front of a 8.5 x 11 piece of paper they create a poster of "Am I better today than yesterday?" then on the back they crafted their sentence.  These were posted around the room with the sentence hidden, to be revisited later in the semester.

Memories of 2010 Craft

Take a look at this cute and simple project.  An easy way to get students to reflect on what has happened so far, pick the top events and refocus on the remainder of the year.  Paper, pencil crayons and paperclips and you are set!

One Word
A little easier than crafting a sentence, what is your word going to be for 2011? Create it and post it.

letter S letter h letter A letter R letter E 

Student Goal Setting

There are lots of different ways to do this, I am sure you have one that is tried and true.  Take a look at this one (and subscribe to his blog while you are there, it is awesome).  I love the two readings that go along with this but you will have to modify the goal sheet to meet your needs.   

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