This morning we had a very productive discussion that focused on how we can promote effective organization skills with a few simple, school-wide strategies.
Here was our goal:
To leave the meeting with 3 core practical, realistic, and common classroom strategies to help embed effective organizational skills (OS) for students @ Traf!
I am very pleased to say that we did it!
Here are my slides for the presentation:
Although we had a lively discussion which can be seen in the pics below, staff also had a chance to use our backchannel, a basic google doc formatted in sections that corresponded with our slides. A staff volunteer took notes during the whole meeting and populated the backchannel with the staff’s comments. (Thanks so much Annie!)
The strategies emerged from practices that most teachers were already doing. However, it was a good reminder that certain simple strategies practiced consistently had a lot of effect on rates of timely homework submission and general preparedness. As well, though we did not emphasize this, when speaking of their strategies teachers also mentioned that practicing them lowered level of stress and anxiety in their students. They had time to write down what was going on and consequently were less worried about what they had to do.
Here are our 3 strategies ( I thought they deserved to be prettied up!)
Last but not least: