There are many things on the classroom site but I have said only use the Agenda and we are saying what we are working on. They should show you the agenda too. All work is never final and they can always go back with in reason. Some classmates need to focus more and are not following along at home. Please follow the social contract and the MOU. Please try and find time to fill out the paragraph about your student. It is a chance for me to understand them more and help them. The office hours were not utilized by students. They should be asking for help on that time.
I have fielded about 70 google classroom questions via email. I have answered 100s of questions in the live chat. Students are feeling a little better about using the microphones. I have only had to tell a few students what our chat is used for history class only. There have been a few happy birthdays with the student’s permission. Period 3 is the hardest part of the day and we need have scheduled breaks in all periods. Students have been told just to text that they are going to get a water or rest break and chime in on the chat once done. These are focused breaks and I place a time clock for them to hear a chime clock to hear when it is over.
All in all it was pretty good week. Further students were working as historians more and more and as the quarter continues it will be more asynchronously.[working on own or with a partner/group]. I also have been making feedback real time on pear deck. Students worked on an evidence interactive to begin our historical skills. The Matadors are working hard to become historians. Philosopher kings take care and be kind to others. Mr. C. : )