As we gear up for the next part of the school year I wanted to formally introduce room 323 as the PS96 Lab Classroom. As model teacher I got to choose from a few ways to support the learning community and I chose to develop a lab classroom. This means that room 323 will be a place of collaboration, where we can meet, observe, try out new things and hone our skills on the old things.
I will be focusing on implementing new structures for teaching vocabulary, integrating technology into instruction, and of course, the big one, discussion.
I will be starting with using technology in the classroom - a serious love of mine. This week I will send out invites for days when I will be using Popplet (a mind mapping tool), Padlet (a note taking and virtual discussion tool) and Google Classroom for essay writing and teacher feedback. Mr. Pretto has offered to free up teachers who wish to visit.
I am also open to coming into your classroom; I can do a model lesson or observe to give feedback (this is teacher feedback, NOT admin feedback).
Please let me know if I can be of any help in other ways - Room 323 is open! It is a dynamic room, not free of mistakes, but we work hard and look forward to seeing you there!