Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Assess, then Chat it Up: Assessment and Freedoms Discussion - Section 2: Pre-reading: Writing

 

As my students gave their responses to the question for today, I noted that they are LEAST free at school. Some of the reasons they gave were

  1. They can't use their cell phones whenever they want.
  2. They have to eat at a certain time.
  3. They can't talk whenever they want.

Before this discussion, I was kind of under the impression that students would feel more free at school because their parents aren't watching them and they can be themselves, but I guess I was wrong. One of the reasons that I love talking to kids over the course of the year is because it is like a journey through which I get to know them, and it helps me to plan more engaging lessons for them. Now that I know these things, I can plan more ways to provide choice and ownership in our classroom so that they can feel more free...just a little.

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Assess, then Chat it Up: Assessment and Freedoms Discussion

Unit 5: The Search for Identity: "The House on Mango Street"
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT take a county assessment and participate in a whole group discussion on freedoms in the "The House on Mango Street" and in their own lives.

Big Idea: After a county assessment, students chat it up to discuss the areas in which they feel the most free

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