At school today, I came across a really great poster that I would definitely love to put up in my classroom. I thought I would share it with you as you might be interested just the same in either putting it up now or even for your classroom in September. Yet another thing to think about – new posters for your classroom.
I think this is a great poster to help encourage your students to begin thinking about what they want to say, need to say and have to say out loud in class. If you follow this, I truly think it will help shape the dynamics of the classroom…the overall atmosphere. It helps students understand and realize whether or not they need to share everything and anything, as well as, it further guides them to narrow down what they share to things that are relevant, true, respectful, motivating, etc.
Try it out! It may take time at first, depending on the grade level but is definitely worth implementing. At the end of the day, we each do this on a daily basis or at least try to encourage our students to do. Why not create a poster to have it up in your class for your students to see and be reminded by each time they want to share something!!!
Let us know what you think! We’re always happy to hear feedback!