Reflection: First Day: Goal Setting & Introduction To Earth Science - Section 3: Introduction to the Regents Exam


While this course is being taught in New York State, which is a course with a prepared, summative examination which ultimately decides whether students receive credit, I do think that it's important, whether on the first day or soon after, to be super clear on exactly what you want students to get out of the course, what those measures of success will look like, and how you can help students (or how students can help themselves) get there. 

I think it's important to be able to point to something and say, 'You might not be able to do this now, but you will be able to soon, and you're going to do it beautifully!" Showing the end product and what you expect of students, in addition to revealing how they're actually being evaluated (in my course, it involves showing them how the Regents is actually graded) is both comforting and rewarding for students to see and hear. 

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First Day: Goal Setting & Introduction To Earth Science

Unit 1: Rocks & Minerals
Lesson 12 of 12

Objective: SWBAT understand the components of the Earth Science curriculum and the parts of the Regents examination | SWBAT create a personal goal that will guide their learning for the academic year

Big Idea: Students will create personal course goals, hear about important logistical information, and understand how science works in a high-school setting.

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