Let me just say I love Post-It notes. @druinok questioned me last spring, “Just how many do you go through in a year?” The answer, I have no clue. I use them once week or so on average, because like anything else, kids can get bored with them.
About 4 years ago, it was my curriculum specialist B.Wade and colleague J.Jessie who introduced me to Post-It note quizzes as a quick exit ticket tool to gauge where students thought they were.
@tbanks1906 blogs about it here as well.
So last year, I was introduced to this site called Pinterest, not sure if you’ve ever heard of it. :) Anyway, I ran across this great reflection tool, 2-minute Assessment Grid,
This issue I ran into this past spring, I didn’t have time to read/reflect on each class’ responses before the next class was filing in. So, my #made4math for this week… I am laminating full size, color posterboards. I already color-code my classes, 1st red, 2nd orange, 3rd yellow, 4th green, 5th blue. I will leave one side of each board blank, but on the other, I will draw out my grid with icons before laminating.
Snipping some reinforced holes at the top so I can hang it on the wall using command hooks. (Thanks @solvingforx for this idea!) Students place their responses on, then I can remove their poster and replace with the next class’ for their responses. During my planning, I can sit down and review each class separately. Since, they are poster boards, it will be easy to store between 2 file cabinets or behind a shelf.
I can easily attach other color-coded stickies on the back side to create my Stop-light or any other formative assessment involving post-it notes, and this will allow me to keep each class section separate until I can sit down for some quality time to analyze and reflect.
Pam Wilson, NBCT
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Teach Like a Pirate, Dave Burgess
From Ashes to Honor, Loree Lough