I have written before about the beginning of the school year, Beginning the School Year: It’s About Connections Not Content.
I begin all classes focusing on having the students make connections between each other and with me. I want students to learn about one another in a personal way. I want to learn about my students so my instructional strategies can be more personalized and tailored to their needs and interests.
As we begin this new school year, I want to share my own ideas for what I believe represent best practices for doing so. I have the following goals for beginning the school year:
- To have the learners get to know one another and if they do know one another, to deepen that understanding.
- To have the learners get to know me as an educator.
- To set the climate that the classroom will experiential, engaging, fun, and student-centric.
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