By Jere Brophy, Janet Alleman, Barbara Knighton
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And identify any implications for subsequent action. The idea is to develop self-monitoring and assessment as ongoing dispositions. This helps to ensure that her students take ownership of their responsibilities and feel good about their progress, rather than feeling bossed around or completing tasks just because she tells them to. ), then asks them to identify and analyze what they are Doing, then asks them to Evaluate whether what they are doing matches their goals, and then calls for a Plan to improve the situation.
Onlookers are expected to pay attention to the resulting discourse, not seek to be called on to supply the correct answer. This approach produces a more conversational, less authority-projecting and distracting, form of discourse than what results when students are encouraged to raise their hands and compete for response opportunities. ” Teaching Self-Regulation With respect to both their general classroom conduct and their engagement in lessons and assignments, Barbara socializes her students to monitor and assess themselves, then take appropriate action.
40 A Learning Community in the Primary Classroom Other Communication Methods Barbara also communicates with parents through home/school journals, which her students take back and forth between the home and the school each day. These are pieces of paper on which the upper half is reserved for students to write about what they learned in school that day. Next is a space for Barbara to comment on what the student has written or to write some other communication to the student or the parents. At the bottom is a space for the parents to write something in response to the student or perhaps a note to Barbara (continuing on the back of the page if they wish).
A learning community in the primary classroom by Jere Brophy, Janet Alleman, Barbara Knighton