I am trying to be a strategic teacher this year. So far it is REALLY helping me stay focused!
We have a daily outcome for each lesson. It tells us what we hope to learn and be able to do by the end of the lesson. I refer to it during the lesson, and it helps us come full circle and wrap up the lesson. I AM LOVING IT! (Sorry McDonalds-had to borrow!) 🙂
I decide what the daily outcome should be based on the standard we are trying to master. For the past 3 weeks in our history class we have used “chunks” of the textbook to help us meet the daily outcome and standard. We are NOT reading each page of the textbook this year. If we tried to do this I think our brains would become so overwhelmed with ALL of the information that we would not end up mastering the standard. I’m hoping for an understanding of the big ideas-not just the memorization of facts, dates, and names that don’t make sense. 🙂
What are your thoughts on having a daily outcome to try to meet with each lesson?