Instructional Closings

Closing Shout-Outs

At the end of each class period, we spend time celebrating the soft skills students exhibited throughout class. Rather than focusing on academic achievements such as tests, we shout out students who show our core values, such as persistence, responsibility, or empathy. This way students get a chance to recognize one another for their support throught class. This ritual also positively reinforces these values, as students feel successful when they get a shout out.

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In this lesson plan, I set aside time to debrief the class session. We discuss how we performed individually as well as how we collaborated as a group. Students get time to shout out one another, highlighting the support and soft skills needed in order to show success throughout the class.
 
Students In Action
 
 
Lesson Plan
 
 
In this lesson plan, I set aside time to debrief the class session. We discuss how we performed individually as well as how we collaborated as a group. Students get time to shout out one another, highlighting the support and soft skills needed in order to show success throughout the class.
Stephen Pham
Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy
San Jose, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Quick
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Fifth grade
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