Monday, September 19, 2016

Teach Well: Organization Focus

Students' evaluation of organization on an early year survey.
We started the school year with a couple of big and exciting projects including The Name Project Videos and The Global Cardboard Challenge. I like to begin that way because it pulls students into the learning in a way that's vigorous, creative, and inviting.

Now on day 12, it's time to backtrack a bit and re-look at organization. On of the areas on early year students' attitude and behavior surveys that showed the most scatter was organization. So this week, in addition to a standardized test in math, students will have a chance to focus on organization including organization of accordion binders, desks, backpacks, and home-school routines. We'll start today with desk organization time and some discussion about organization. This is yet another area of school life that deserves attention.