Post the standards, make sure you have essential questions on the board.........Of all the things we teachers have to remember, these are things I can very easily forget to stay up to date with. I must admit, I have always thought that essential questions were very beneficial. They give students big ideas to focus on understanding.
This year, I tried a different approach to posting my essential questions. I really wanted to make posting these essential questions not only easy for me, but also meaningful for my students. So, I decided to post questions on the board, with an area where my students can respond to them by putting their answers up their on post-its. My goal is to start pulling them down on Friday's and reviewing them as a class.