How do you make sure that your students maintain the wealth of knowledge you worked so hard to teach them over the school year during summer break? We asked our awesome community of educators on Facebook this question and wanted to share their secrets with you.
Like everything else in a teacher’s craft, you should attack reflection with deliberate, meaningful purpose. It’s not enough to ask yourself questions and poll your feelings. You’re looking for ways to affect change in how you prepare for the next school year over the summer.
While everyone can appreciate a good lazy day, the academic consequences of an entire summer off is not something to take lightly. In fact, ASCD reports that, on average, elementary students lose one month of learning over the summer. Even more concerning is the fact that learning loss from this “summer slide” seems to be cumulative. Keep your students learning all summer long with these 10 tips.
It’s hard to keep the attention of a bunch of wiggly ones with the weather getting nicer and summer break getting closer. But, there are a few sneaky ways you can weave in some reflection, forecasting, and fun into the end of the school year! Here are a few ideas to get you started.
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