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Steven_Weber, 10 months ago | FlagKrissy: That is a great post! Thanks for providing perspectiv
e from a Kindergart en teacher. I don't have the answers for every grade level, but you provided some outstandin g outcomes for Kindergart en! This will give others ideas for their grade level. Thanks for expanding on the article by sharing your experience s and ideas. I would love to have a child leave kindergart en with those outcomes! Make it happen this year!
Krissy_Cordes, 10 months ago | FlagI love this article and idea about a bucket list for K-12 students. I teach Kindergart
en and a great book that I share with my class is called Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide To Daily Happiness for Kids and it is written by Carol McCloud. It provides a very basic understand ing about how actions and words can effect the well being of others and ourselves. Students learn how to appreciate and be kind to others - very important to foster good communicat ion, collaborat ion and problem solving skills - some of the items you mentioned in your list. Other important items for Kindergart ners to have on their bucket list would be: self confidence , independen ce, compassion for others, the ability to share, patience and respect. I'm thinking about using this bucket list idea as a theme in my class this year. Thanks again for a great article!
Steven_Weber, 11 months ago | FlagMark: Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I have not hear of the book you recommende
d. I am going to buy it! Our nation has a problem with students going to college for one year. One and Done is bad when your team loses the NCAA Basketball Tournament . It is a much bigger problem when your nation's students are "One and Done." North Carolina has a website which tracks students who graduate from a NC high school and enter the UNC system. It is online at http://www .northcaro lina.edu/i ra/ir/anal ytics/fres h.htm. Thank you.
Mark_Warren, 11 months ago | Flag
Students already get so much advice on how to get into college. I'm more worried about all the students that don't know what to do once they get there, i.e., how to be successful
and not become one of the huge number that don't make it to their second year. So in addition to David Conley's books and articles, perhaps a book like the following: http://www .amazon.co m/Getting- Best-Colle ge-Revised -Updated/d p/16077414 4X
Steven_Weber, 1 year ago | FlagIt was nice to meet you in person. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on a "bucket list" for students. I think you will love ASCD EDge! The community of educators has grown to over 40,000. The posts are thought-pr
ovoking and you can meet teachers, principals , superinten dents, university professors , authors, and others who have a passion for education. We are at an important point in history when it comes to K-12 education. College and Career Readiness has never been an option for all students. In order to make this shift, educators will need to rely on each other, take risks, and change traditiona l methods of instructio n and assessment . I look forward to seeing your next post on ASCD EDge!
Kelly_Pauling, 1 year ago | FlagSteven, I am so glad our paths crossed last week. I love your bucket list idea. You have managed to capture the keys to personal and profession
al success which far exceeds the skills to do well on a multiple choice test! Thank you for reminding me of this awesome community. Looking forward to staying in touch.
Steven_Weber, 1 year ago | Flag
Thank you to all who viewed this article, shared it on Twitter, and contacted me with your ideas for a "bucket list" for students! I enjoyed hearing your thoughts. As we implement the Common Core State Standards,
it will be easy to focus on curriculum , instructio n, and assessment . In the absence of clear learning outcomes, we could "cover" the standards without teaching for understand ing. Does your grade level have a "bucket list" for the 2012-2013 school year? What should you include based on the standards, district goals, and the requiremen ts at the next level of learning?
Steven_Weber, 1 year ago | FlagMark: Thank you for your feedback and for the additional
ideas for a "bucket list" for students. I understand what you are saying. I don't know when I developed a love for reading. However, I think it would be a shame for students to develop skills and know how to pass tests, without learning the love of reading. There is nothing like reading at the ocean, reading in your backyard, reading at the pool, or reading a great book before you fall asleep. Students need this skill - I agree. I enjoyed reading your recent blog titled, "Five Reasons I Hate the Common Core." I am looking forward to implementi ng to Common Core State Standards in NC in 2012-2013. I think teachers and administra tors are excited about the standards and the way they were written. I think you made some good points in the article.
Steven_Weber, 1 year ago | FlagMike: Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed reading your list. I think that schools can support College and Career Readiness by engaging in this conversati
on and developing their own list. I am inspired by your blogs and I am looking forward to co-writing another blog with you. Keep up the great work with teachers and students!
Michael_Fisher, 1 year ago | Flag
Wow, bud. This is a fantastic post. You got your creative on, big time! It made me think about my bucket list for my own child--and it included everything on your list, PLUS--
- School sponsored world travel
- Opportunities to learn several languages, starting in Kindergarten
- Internships based on interest areas starting in 9th grade
- Divergent diplomas based on interest and with an underpinning of college preparatory work.
- Smaller classes and individualized instruction
- Her spending two more years with her Pre-K teacher and the kids she's currently with to build a solid and strong foundation collaboratively for everything else she'll learn in school.
- Opportunities for local and global service work.
- Opportunities for her to teach others what she knows.
- Opportunities for her to cease participation in state mandated tests and show what she knows in a series of multi-dimensional performance tasks that span multiple content areas.
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