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I love this idea. Have each teacher secretly sign "Oh, the Places You'll Go" from Pre-K to High School at the end of each year and give it to your child at graduation. Oh my!!! This is the best! I STILL love this book. My wonderful senior English teacher sat us down our last week and read this book to us! I'm pretty sure I've never felt more inspired and encouraged!
Differentiate homework & give students choice... Students choose when to do deliberate practice in math 20 min. [review (meet expectations) or take on a challenge (exceed expectations), & in literacy [write for 60 min./week & read for 60 min./week.] Logging what they have done & showing their progress to the teacher throughout the week is mandatory.