At the beginning of this school year, I decided to focus on “Confer” and “Captivate”. After taking some time to review my students’ survey results, I decided to focus mostly on “Confer” and to also keep “Consolidate” in mind.
Here are some action steps I’ve identified to help me progress towards this goal.
- Build a buffer time/Q&A session in lessons. One of the biggest barriers I find in my ability to confer/consolidate with students is time. I’m hoping to try and build in 10 minutes to my lessons to allow students to ask questions.
- Continue to use formative check in quizzes with students. I do this the beginning of most of my classes. Students decide if they are ready to try a short formative quiz or if they want to use that time to ask questions/get clarification.
- Student feedback at each quarter. Have students share some changes they would like to see, things that they want to keep, ideas they have for activities/lessons.
- Individual student conferences. In addition to quick check-ins after formative quizzes, I would like to do individual student conferences once per semester.