I am spending the next three days at the Ohio Etech Conference. This is a chance for me to be the student and learn about using technology in the classroom. Many of the ideas that we use in Reading Workshop originated from past conference.
This brings me to the topic of this blog post
HEY STUDENTS, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
Whenever I am not at school, I learn a lot about the students. I find out who is motivated and successful. Is that you? Or do you need your mom or dad or teacher telling you what to do every minute of the day, just to be successful?
Do you see a substitute teacher as someone that you can try to take advantage of or do you know that you need to be understanding and responsible? Will you be the one that gets the sub to write a note about how this was such a great class? Or will you get a trip down the hall to visit the principal?
Do you know that everything you do during the next three days will be for a grade? Do you know that I will be reading blog posts about the characters in Watchers Rewind? Do you know I will be monitoring Study Island scores? Or are you a motivated student that is going to do your best just because you have pride in your grades and your blog?
Good luck the next three days, Reading Workshop students. I am anxious to see how you do. In fact, I can't wait until Thursday when we discuss this post. In the mean time, please think about what you do and what it says about you!