Grasp the students interest by having them "update their status" through a FACEBOOK style Get To Know You Handout. This handout ask several questions and "statuses" to help the teacher get to know and learn about each one of their students. The students have fun and love it because who doesn't love Facebook?!?!?
If you’ve never done it before and aren’t familiar with close reading, how can you evaluate and support others in their delivery of the process? Furthermore, how much value do you believe your teachers will ascribe to your feedback and how might their attitudes contribute to your culture of adult learning in the short and long run? Finally, how might the impact on your adult learning culture influence student learning?
Pinner said, "I put a box like this on my desk last year and it was ALWAYS full of notes, stories and drawings from my kids. If they began to tell a story during a lesson I'd say "oh! box!" This way I heard the story AND kept the lesson going" Good idea!