Teachers are Responsible for Managing and Monitoring Student Learning.
This artifact was chosen because it aligns nicely with proposition three. To manage andmonitor students’ learning there needs to be many variables in place. Differentiation is key tomonitoring a students’ readiness level. In this particular artifact children are given a choice board, here the children choose based on interest and I can accurately manage a students’learning when they are able to choose how they want to present their knowledge.Frequent check ins and small group instruction is also used to monitor student growthover time. I will often use small groups to teach a lesson instead of whole class. I find I’m ableto reach more of my students this way.This artifact explains how important self-reflection is. When students are able to think about their thinking and are brought to that cognitive level students can self correct mistakes andteach others in the class as well.
During the unit my students were very engaged and I was impressed on the backgroundthey already had on Rosa Parks. However, they were very interested on what caused the CivilRights Movement. We started here and built our knowledge as we went.In my unit one of the skills the children had to work on was character traits. This isnormally a very difficult skill to teach. As I looked at the unit plans I noticed that in order for mystudents to understand what a character trait is I would have to use some other technique to pre-