Ms. Betty Howard

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Ms. Betty Howard

Celebratory Best Practice
 
In order to create a positive and “can do” attitude in the classroom, we have in-class celebrations.  Students are recognized for the success / progress that have been made academically.  There are students who may never earn an academic award for their overall grades, but in class they are acknowledged and awarded for the achievements they have made.  The names are announced, posted on a certificate and they are allowed to choose an item.
 
Instructional Best Practice
 
“Begin at the end.”  When students are made aware of the goal and expectations, they understand why certain paths must be taken.  Students are taught to “unpack” the lesson before it is started allowing them to have an idea of what will be taught and how they will be assessed.  They are challenged to attack word problems and given the freedom to be creative in the way that they solve them.  The process of chunking word problems into digestible bites leads to critical thinking skills that can be used in other academic areas.  Students are less likely to omit word problems on their assignments. We are on the road to successfully attacking and passing the many assessments ahead.
 
Inspirational Quote
 
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.” - Maya Angelou
Last Modified on March 18, 2014