Join Terry Thompson @TerryTreads this Sunday for a conversation around “Teaching for Responsibility and Independence.”
Terry is an author, teacher, and consultant living in San Antonio, Texas. He provides staff development for teachers of readers and writers in grades K–8. Currently a reading interventionist, Terry has served as a classroom teacher, basic skills teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, and literacy coach. His most recent book is The Construction Zone: Building Scaffolds for Readers and Writers.
Here’s what we’ll discuss during the chat:
Q1: What challenges do you face when it comes to shifting students toward independence in literacy?
Q2: What evidence do you look for that show students are reaching independence? What assessment practices seem most valuable?
Q3: Despite our best intentions, how might we get in the way of students working at optimal levels of responsibility and how can we monitor for this?
Q4: What are some ways we can invite our students to share the responsibility for learning and to move toward independence?
Q5: How can our feedback help students take responsibility for their own learning?
Q6: After reflecting on tonight’s discussion, how will you be more mindful of teaching for student responsibility and independence tomorrow morning?