On the following pages, students and caregivers will be able to find information about what we are working on in the classroom. You will find work taking place in our room posted under the subject area. If you miss a day, you will not miss out on the work. Caregivers, you will be able to follow along with your child, allowing you the opportunity be part of our class. It is my intent that this website, tweets and regular email will provide caregivers with information to start conversations with their child about the learning that took place every day.
Please follow our learning and my professional interests on my professional Twitter account: @Teachawatt
Class Hashtag: #8WCCHS If you Google this hash tag or follow me on Twitter you will have an insider's view of activities that take place in our classroom.
Homework and Summative Assessment Philosophy: I firmly believe that it is important for students to be outside and moving after sitting in my classroom for six hours, because of this belief, I do not assign homework. I prepare my lesson with the intention that all students have enough time to complete their work, including summative (for marks) assignments, in class. To that end, I require all summative assessments be completed in class. Included in my teaching belief system is the hope that my students reach mastery of the outcome. Although I try my hardest to ensure every student fully understands the concept before I summatively assess them, I understand that everyone learns differently and at different rates. To this end students are welcome to consult with me after they receive a grade, if they are not happy with their initial results. I am willing to sit with them and help guide them through the concept in a different manner and allow them to demonstrate their understanding of the concept again; in class, with me. One caveat to my belief system is that I believe reading 20 minutes a day is a lifestyle that could be adopted by all and is the best homework for students in primary grades. If you would like to find out more about me and my philosophy of teaching, please check out my professional website at Michelle Watt - Educator
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