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Wednesday, October 3, 2012


New learning opportunity this month: 

Students are going to choose how & what they learn in my room (within our framework, of course), all based on their own strengths & weaknesses, so their learning and my teaching is tailor-made for each student... 

So, I want to set up an adult 'idea sharing network,' because we often ask other teachers but rarely ask previous students... (teachers, I want you to participate, too, if you want to, and I will share everything with you!)

and this is where you come in... if you have ever been in school, or have known someone in school, please suggest (below or in a private message) something you think is important in/to education today:
- what would you like to see students learning in English class
- what do you think is important/fun/helpful when learning
- how did you learn best (listening, writing, reading, viewing)
- anything else you would like to offer

Thanks for sharing!

Just so you know - Class #1 is VERY excited to be doing this... they happily chose their novels today and can't wait to start in their groups. They are looking forward to 'their learning time' and are already choosing their next tasks. I am excited that they are excited to learn.


  1. I would like to see kids learn how to write .. in English, not text lingo. So few kids who graduate, none the less, can't even string together a complete sentence.
    I learned the most when we had writers, poets, or creative people come visit the class and allow us to create our own work. Stories, poems .. we shared what we wrote, offered advice on each, and learned how other people read. This by far was where I grew the most.

    1. My apologies for not replying sooner (last year!)... I just saw this post. Currently, our school has this program operating at some grades and it is successful. Hopefully students appreciate it!

  2. Amazing blog and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!


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