In this article, an ELA teacher shares a strategy that can be used to build positive classroom culture and SEL skills or applied as a formative assessment technique. The author shares how she used the structure of twitter to engage students in a public written conversation, creating a “paper twitter board” on her classroom wall. To build relationships and encourage all students to share she uses prompts focused on students lives. For formative assessment, she uses prompts to solicit questions and feedback on the skills and topic areas where students feel they need more support.
While this article was written by a middle school teacher, this engaging strategy can be used right away in any classroom without a lot of materials or preparation.
Source Organization: Edutopia