Tips for Creating Student-Centered Academic Goals

As we welcome the new school year, it is time to think of ways we can create and track progress on academic goals with our students. As teachers, we will focus on setting high expectations with student goals centered on career and college readiness. As we get to know our students, some students will set the bar much lower with their actions and their words.

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Tackling Academic Vocabulary

With the demands of the new National Standards, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of vocabulary we have to work through with our students. I am constantly thinking of ways to support students so they can tackle the unfamiliar words without consuming all of our class time and making them feel discouraged or bored.

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Practical Ways to Check for Understanding

This year, I have struggled to find good ways to check in with my students in order to learn what they know and still don't understand. The idea of constantly checking for understanding is really important because this year I am teaching a newcomer ESL class.

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New Year's Resolution: Focus on Skills

I focus my planning and instruction on skills, so naturally, I thought I was involving my students in this process. After some data analysis and reflection, I can see there was a disconnect between my plans and what actually happened. I know if I focus on skills, the students can transfer those skills to any situation, but I need the students to learn and understand that.

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High Expectations with Support

I remember thinking,“What does that mean? Do I do that?”
 

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