Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Teacher Free Zone- Teaching Independence
As the year is flying by quickly, we noticed that the students are still needing a lot of adult attention in order to keep moving in a task or throughout the day. So we decided that we would have a Teacher Free Zone Time Zone. We made tents for their desks that have "Teacher Free Zone" on one side and "I can do it on my own" on the other side. This reminds both the students and the adults in the room that they are trying to work on their own and not need attention from the adults, in order to continue with their work. We started with a role playing situation so show them what this looks and doesn't look like. Then we had them do it for two minutes to practice. It was probably harder on our paras, who LOVE to help and make situations easier for the students. So now....we practice and continue to grow in our independence! Wish us luck!