Once a year, our school cancels learning labs on a Monday and lets us go observe another teacher in any school/district we'd like.
So today I went to observe a friend that teaches Math at a middle school. Even though I teach English, I found a lot of useful tips I can use in my own classroom. I observed her Math support class, and found one major thing I'm going to use in my English Support class.
Even though I teach high school, I am going to institute a Binder Check in my Support class. Here is a pic of my friend's class' Binder Check sheet:
I am going to adapt this a little bit for more of a high school feel, but I like the accountability concept. A lot of my students struggle simply because they are not organized, and this is one way I can help keep them accountable.
It's so exciting to get to see what other teachers do and see how it can be implemented in my own classroom. LOVE COLLABORATION!