The foundational principals of the Daily Five
•Creating a sense of urgency
•Staying out of students’ way once routines are established
“What beliefs influence the decisions you make in your classroom?” (p. 18)
“Through lessons and guided practice, we gradually build behaviors that can be sustained over time so children can easily be trusted to manage on their own.” (p. 19)”
“Purpose+Choice=Motivation” (p. 21)
“highest quality of instruction for students” (p. 22)
“stay out of the way”
For our next meeting we will read chapter 3 “What’s the difference?: Key Materials, Concepts, and Routines for Launching the Daily Five.” But we will also view the video below from Balanced Literacy Diet and choose one idea presented in the video that challenges our thinking about our current practice or what we believe about students and learning. Here we are drawing upon the ideas found in Steven Katz and Lisa Dack’s Intentional Interruption. How do we intentionally interrupt the status quo in order to overcome barriers to learning that impede permanent change?
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