Today's "bright ideas" post is just to plant a seed in your mind...you know all those things you have told your students over and over? The things they STILL aren't always remembering to do? Try making a little mini chart about it and tuck it in an interesting place. When the students notice it, TALK about it...and then talk about it all day. Take the sign with you as you walk down the hall. Take the sign with you to lunch. Make a HUGE deal about it...then hang it in a prominent place in your room for a while. It gets students talking, thinking, and noticing--and you just might see some changes. Want to see what I mean? Check out a few hanging in my room right now!
Here are a few pics to show you what I did!
|One of my pet peeves is writing "a lot" as one word. I made this mini poster and tucked it behind an anchor chart. It only took a few minutes before the first student said, "Hey--what's that?"|
|'Why, I am so glad you asked! Let me show you a little something I've been seeing in your writing!"|
So...if you want to make a point, consider shaking up the message! Put it on a bright color. Wear it around your next. Dangle it from your ceiling. Tape it on students' desks. They will remember it--and, I can't lie, it's pretty fun too!
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