I remember as a kid when my parents asked me what I had done in school that day I would mutter the phrase “nothing” (don’t think I am alone on this one). I think it’s the question that’s the problem here not the kids. Below are a list of questions that might be useful for reflective teachers and parents.
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Report on a field trip or virtual field trip
Have students act as reporters talking about a field trip or special event. They can pretend to have interviewed a cow at the farm they visited or be straightforward in reporting the real events of the trip. Students could also write up a virtual field trip they took online in class.
Share a Photo of your Classroom
Encourage children from your class to leave comments about what they like about it or even suggestions for changes they would like to see.
Publish Children’s Work
Don’t just post work that is flawless but also invite comments and suggestions on work that can be improved. Read the rest of this entry