What They Remember

Posted: April 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

We’re in the middle of testing season here in Oklahoma, which is a fear in all teachers.

“They’re not going to remember anything” is often heard out of teachers.

But will they?

You see, we’re stuck in the thoughts that they must remember everything that we taught them throughout the school year. However, we know that that is not always going to be the case. Hopefully they can problem solve and just do well.

But do they remember anything? Well, today I had an answer to that.

I was having a discussion with a couple of students and they were talking about using dry erase markers. The students were talking about how we used marker boards. I reminded them that we always write on the desk and that we don’t worry about small white boards. They corrected me and said that we used them when they were sitting in a circle on the floor playing a game.

I had to think about what they were talking about, then I remembered. Back in October we played a game. I even shared about it on here. They used marker boards that day.

They could remember an activity that we did 6 months ago . . . They do remember things.

When your students look back and think about your classroom, what are they thinking about? Do you give them good thoughts or fears? What will your students remember when they leave your classroom in a month?

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