Help me give my students an easel, flip-chart paper and stickie notes to create anchor charts and become engaged, visible learners with immediate teacher feedback thus increasing their ability to take ownership of their learning.
My seventh graders are an amazing group of students. They are full of wonder, excitement, and an eagerness to learn. They are just learning who they are in relation to their family and friends. They want to talk about what they are learning.
Collaboration is an important part of the learning experience.
It allows students to hear their own thoughts out loud, as well as hear the thoughts of others in a constructive way. Collaboration opens the door for engaging learning, as well as taking ownership for our learning. The more we talk to one another, the more we learn and grow in our learning. I want to incorporate more opportunities for students to collaborate in small groups and as a whole class. These opportunities will help teach students to work cooperatively and creatively with one another, and help create an inclusive environment. Collaboration is at the heart of true learning.
According to education researcher John Hattie, learning should be visible and feedback, immediate for learning to be most effective. By helping to fund this project, you are enabling students to show tangible ways what they are learning through the creation of anchor charts.
Anchor charts allow collaboration of learning among students.
Through the use of these anchor charts, I'm able to provide immediate feedback to guide and encouraging student thinking. The easel allows students to see clearly the key ideas for concepts they need to learn in class for both reading and writing. Stickie notes act as a way for individual students to create personal anchor charts for their writing notebooks. I am able to have one-on-one conversations with students about the key ideas from the anchor charts they have created for their writing notebooks. Visible learning encourages collaboration and feedback between teacher and students, and anchor charts are a great way to engage students in this important learning concept.
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