"fist to five check" students rate their understanding by holding up the appropriate number of fingers. The goal is for everyone to be in the green. Great way for students to self-assess their understanding and help you to gauge student understanding.
Culture of Achievement - TFA RGV - Picasa Web Albums - A way for classes to "compete" against each other. Specials teachers have their "top listed to make achieving a stripe visible (what does the class need to check off?
Lots of people today need to really THINK before they speak. Too many people have forgotten how to be kind and speak with respect. The saddest part for me is that children are watching and learning how to imitate the same behavior.
I LOVE this! First Day of School activity - Students' Job & Teacher's Job--I do this similar activity each year except I do 4 squares. Teacher job is/teacher job is not, student job is/student job is not
LOVE this idea! "Give Me a ." as a formative assessment or exit ticket. Students write a statement about what they've learned and a question they are not sure about. If they don't have a question, they can create a quiz question.
Emoji Lesson Scale - Relatable and current. Students leave a post-it note next to a number/face to rate their understanding as they leave class. Cool Idea for formative assessment to see if they "got it" :)
Know Your Students: Five Ways to Check for Understanding in Your Classroom