Playing off this idea from @TJTerryJo, a reflection tool for PLCs, I plan to modify for my students/classroom.
My initial thoughts to create a poster for each class, using different colors for each set of traits. I can leave these up, as a visible reminder to each class of what we are trying to achieve. Or should I store them away until we revisit/reflect?
Green – what characterisitics would an ideal math classroom have?
Blue – what does an ideal math teacher do to support you in achieving this goal or do to create this environment?
Purple – what characteristics would a student in this dream math class have?
At the end of a unit of student, take some time to reflect as a whole class and dotify the traits that were evident, maybe use yellow to dotify traits we need to improve?
I am unsure how to word my color-questions, so suggestions are welcomed!
Would it makemsense to start with student, then classroom, then teacher? Undecided on order as well.
Pam Wilson, NBCT
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