After returning from iNacol, I found some inspiration. I was able to network with some awesome people, but the best part is that NO One has the answer. We are all "trial and error-ing" our way through this process. I think that the culture piece is huge and must continue throughout the year and I've learned that tracking is the key!
I have struggle with keeping up with student work and where they are and what they have completed. But as I learn more about Student Agency, I've learned to give some of that over to the students. Hold them accountable for their learning. The rubric that we were given for the Raise Your Hand Piece of my life was awesome. It allowed me to see exactly where I am in the process and gave me a goal to look forward to. (And let me tell you, the future is bright if we can get to the end of the rubric.)
I am trying several different trackers. Here are a couple of examples.
I also got a great idea from an it's learning afternoon about putting it in google sheet and posting on activboard. Can't wait to try it!
So my vanflection year to date...give myself and the kids time to adjust, keep my culture going, and tracking is the key!