Reflection: Trust and Respect As Seen On TV: Analyzing Opinions and Point of View - Section 3: As Seen On TV... to be continued


This reflection makes me laugh a little when I look at all the tags!!  I find that all of these fit the subject though.  I have found in my many years of teaching that the more ownersip I give to my students the higher they perform.  I remember when I was starting out, I controlled a lot of what went on in my class because I was afraid of losing control.  Experience and wisdom has taught me that I get more control by building a relationship of trust and respect with my students.  In this project, like in many others, I let the students control where it goes.  What difference does it make to me if I spend one or two days on the reviews?  If it matters to them it matters to me and this is why I let them decide our direction.

In fact, there are many times when I'm unsure in the planning stage, I ask the kids where to go or what they'd rather or how long they need.  They let me know what interests them and what their needs are.  Teaching my students to be advocates for themselves will get them much further in life than if I stay on course with my lesson plan book!!

  Reflection: Letting Students Decide
  Trust and Respect: Reflection: Letting Students Decide
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As Seen On TV: Analyzing Opinions and Point of View

Unit 18: Read It and Rate It: A Real Life Look at Persuasive Writing
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT analyze product reviews on Amazon to determine if they should or should not buy a particular product.

Big Idea: Being able to sift through other people's opinions to form your own is an important life skill.

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