Below are some images of the students experiencing my lesson planning. You will notice a variety of strategies and experiences. My main goal is for students to see connections and relativity from History to their world, learning to collaborate in the 21st century, while learning the traditional skills of reading, writing and thinking. In order to keep parents connected and showcase the ways collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication occur in my classroom, I showcase students on twitter.
In order for understanding the vastness of World History, the first week of school they create a timeline where each square is 100 years.
Making Learning Public & Involving stakeholders:
Rather than a boring 15 minute session with one teacher, one parent, I changed Parent Teacher Conferences to invite parents in to interact with students so they could show case their learning.