My school recently hosted the NCISR New England Cluster Meeting. One of the sessions I attended in-between teaching and other duties was “Looking at Student Work.” One of the things I took away from the exercise was that I need to provide more opportunities for my students to play with the language they are learning. While I provide my students with a good structural base via a more traditional and direct approach to teaching, I also need to provide opportunities for collaboration, critical thinking, choice, and creativity.
So, in these final weeks, I am going to strive to provide more opportunities for the student to create with the language. To that end, I just ordered a bunch o’ materials from Teachers Pay Teachers.