In North America, it is the end of one year. It will be the beginning of another school year before we know it.
As teachers engage in ‘end of year’ activities, we reflect back and plan forward for next year. They are having students do the same.
Celeste Krochak, when teaching Grade One students in Winnipeg, invited the students to consider how they had “bloomed.” She began by reading Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
Teachers get to bloom too! It is one of the best parts of being a teacher. We are also learners. That’s why this is the time of year when teachers ask, “What did I do well? What would I do differently? What will I do next year?”
When reflecting on the actions taken to involve students in classroom assessment during the past year, there are seven questions educators are asking themselves:
To read more about these seven questions, consider reading Anne’s latest blog post.
And be sure to celebrate the blooming you have done this year!
All our best,
Anne, Sandra, and Brenda