Sometimes the simplest things can make the biggest impact.

While considering ideas and technologies that may enhance student learning in my classroom, I have also had time to think about strategies that should have been used… but haven’t.  I think that we all like the idea of setting goals and we may even take the time to list a few while we’re considering the curriculum for upcoming courses.  The best of intentions!

As silly as it may seem, I think I have to make my “big idea” goals for each class a bit more public.  This may result in homemade posters on my classroom walls, discussions with the students and even calendars with big stickers indicating when a goal should be met.  Don’t get me wrong — I’ve met several goals before and my classes have been very successful.  I’ve used curriculum expectations to guide student learning… all that jazz.  I just think that it can be even better than that.

I think the best way to put it is this:  What if I was a student in my class?

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