Today was possibly one of my favorite days as a teacher. I have often had conversations with my students. We've had Genius Hour conferences, brainstorming sessions, and class meetings. But today was different. Today, I let my students negotiate and give input as I completed their 4C Rubrics for the end of the six weeks. I had heard Don Wettrick share how he allowed his students to do this and wanted to give my students the same opportunity.
I met with students individually and shared the rubrics that I had completed. I explained why I rated them the way that I did and then gave them an opportunity to respond. I could have never imagined the amazing conversations that occurred as a result of asking for their feedback.
I finally have time to reflect on this week's experience and write about the wonderful time that I had at LaunchMe in Clearwater, Florida.
So, a few months ago Brad Waid encouraged me to come to the LaunchMe Academy that he was hosting in Florida. I said "sure" but honestly, was a little unsure and insecure about going. I thought I would feel out of place, uncomfortable, and just weird around so many people that I had never met.