Joy Kirr is a middle school teacher, author, and speaker. Her 7th grade ELA (English Language Arts) classes are working to improve their lives through student-directed learning - without marks throughout the year. This is a log of their learning experiences... Want to have her speak with your staff or facilitate a workshop? Here is Joy's PORTFOLIO.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Introductory Day... Planning

Introductory Day
Videotape the process
Invite Jen Smith to help
Put the tables in a circle
Set up "Today's Meet" so kids can ask questions of each other during research/conference time
Set up way of note taking (Evernote?) so we can conference with the kids and share notes
Questions to pose to students...
Why do teachers want students to read independently?
- because they have to ... certain standards teachers have to cover
- to be able to learn what you'd like, whenever you'd like
- to be successful in life
If you could design your own curriculum, what would you want to know?
Common Core Standards to cover -

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