Reflection: Trust and Respect Vocabulary Ten Review - Section 1: Vocabulary Ten Review


Today I had my scheduled evaluation by an administrator in my first period class.  I had submitted my lesson plans prior to the evaluation, expecting to spend near equal time on the interactive vocabulary review and the final memoir writer's workshop.

What actually happened, however, is that my students were so eager to participate in the vocabulary review by sharing their sentences that the process virtually consumed the whole period.  In fact, I think every single student in the room participated, multiple times, and most without my needing to call on them. Seemingly motivated by the opportunity to perform in front of a wider audience, which grew even larger when another of my administrators entered the room with a small group of prospective parent visitors on a school tour, my students were engaged, creative, articulate, and all-around simply adorable.

I have taught in a variety of environments, to a variety of students, from high-schoolers on the verge of dropping out to my current batch of generally overachieving eighth-graders.  No matter where I have taught nor to whom, establishing a culture of trust and respect has always been a priority.  I firmly believe that one of the most rewarding results of my efforts is that my students have always risen to the occasion to show their best selves when visitors come to our classroom, and today's experience reminded me of that.

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Vocabulary Ten Review

Unit 6: Bad Boy Part II
Lesson 11 of 11

Objective: SWBAT participate in a whole-group guided review and activity of the week's vocabulary words.

Big Idea: Trying out new words together to build student confidence.

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