I would like to work on both consolidate and challenge this year.
Consolidate was a goal area of mine last year but I worked on it in elementary school and it will look differently in High School. I have already started working on this this year.
My goal is to make sure that I review material at the start and end of class as well as continue to make connections back to what has been taught in future lessons.
I hope to adequately challenge the kids in my classes. I have been working on checking students understanding and getting their input in order to make sure that the content is challenging for them and also accessible and fun for them.
My goal is to make sure that the content I deliver and the activities done in my classes to facilitate learning are challenging, accessible and fun for students.
Another strategy I have used to review the content taught in the previous lesson is to introduce a new artist whose work shows the same concept taught in the past lesson. When introducing the artist using visuals or showing a video, students are asked questions to help them review the content from the previous lesson. This is a sample of when I introduced a new collage artist to helped review the idea of layering paper to create details in a collage.
Another way I have been reviewing content and checking for understanding is through EdPuzzle. I have been adding short videos to lessons to help teach content or review a topic we have previously talked about. EdPuzzle has allowed me to put questions in as we watch a video or at the end to check for understanding or review the content.
I have also been using Seesaw as a way for students to check students understanding.
Before students did this post, I had them talk to each other about the Diwali Festival and Rangoli Art, both things we studied in class. After reviewing together, we reviewed as a class. The last step was for them to record something they learn in a Seesaw post.