As a teacher, the worst thing that can happen during a lesson is complete silence and disengagement. Staring out into a sea of glazed over eyes that refuse to meet your own can be so disheartening. Fortunately, this hasn't been the case in my classroom. Each year brings me a new group of excited, eager students who want their own two cents (sometimes more) to be part of a lesson.
My fifth graders have never let me down- they participate and collaborate on the daily, they share their ideas, and they never cease to amaze me with the quality of their work and breadth of their learning.
I want to make sure that each year I can provide each group of students with the opportunities to grow and learn.
It is my hope that I can have access to resources that will help to ensure the bright futures of each student that walks through my door.
With these new seating options, I hope to provide my students with yet another choice in where they sit for the day. Currently, I have established free choice in seating each day for my students. I believe this free choice provides opportunities for responsibility in their own learning.
When students have the opportunity to make their own decisions about seating, it sets the tone for the day and allows for the optimal learning environment.
There is more power in choice and students become more accountable for their learning! It may only be the beginning of the school year, but my students have already begun to develop a better sense of self and accountability in choosing their seats.
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