Live the Conversation
In this blog post, Becky Goerend talks about how she struggles with keeping her students social habits under control. Most days she feels like a broken record by the end of the day, so she asked herself and some colleagues of hers to come up with an idea to put that in her students hands. So she came up with an idea and decide that she would implement it into her classroom over the next several weeks.
Hi, I am a student in edm310 at the University of South Alabama. I like the fact that you are trying to engage your students to see what you could do about their behavior. I think that it is really important to bring to their attention the problems that their talking and lack of focus is doing to them and to the rest of the class. I really look forward to your next post.
Turning it over to them - Success in the Making
In this blog post, Becky Goerend talk about a project that she had her students do. It was a project to define where they had the most trouble in behaving while learning. So that got together as a class and came up with a rubric and the areas where they had the most trouble in. Next, they set a goal to reach, and then for four days when it came time for those subject areas, she had two students each day assess the class and then collaborate together and report back to the class their findings. She continued this process for another couple weeks. Each week they set new goals and tried to go past them. Each week the students saw improvement.
"Hi, my is Chris Perry and I am a student in edm310 at the university of south alabama. I think that this project was a great idea. I think getting your students involved with their own assessing of themselves is an ingenious idea. It gets the students more involved in class, and keeps them focused on their work just as your data was and is showing."