Chris Kelly, a history teacher, has his students write their personal goals for the day on post-it notes and stick them on a whiteboard.  Students include what tasks they want to accomplish for the day, what specific skills they want to learn, or what they hope to achieve by working alone or with others.  By increasing transparency, Mr. Kelly cannot only better help his students, he empowers them to take charge of their own learning and growth.  Teachers can later process with individual students what behaviors or resources helped them reach their goals, as well as identify together barriers that may have impeded their progress.


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