Learning targets and I Can statements are new to my school this year. In fact, I officially heard about them for the first time a few weeks ago. Learning how to write learning targets for my kids got me thinking about my own learning targets concerning things I'm trying to improve upon this year.
- I can build math tasks around children's literature.
- I can use and teach the calendar in a more authentic way.
- I can allow and expect students to lead math discussions.
- I can position my students to let out their greatness.
- I can develop better systems for organizing conferring notes, assessments, and goals.
- I can improve the communication skills between students.
- I can use technology in authentic ways.
- I can continually seek ways to make phonics instruction more authentic.
- I can add whimsy to my classroom.
- I can use technology to build character.
- I can make charts with my students that are easy to understand and become tools that they refer to often.
- I can seek deeper conversations and deeper thinking with my students.
(Sometimes it helps to write them down.)