May 12, 2020 | Elizabeth Rachuri
Recently in sixth grade closing meetings we’ve been talking about work habits. We’ve specifically discussed how to be “all-in” for our classes. Students shared suggestions for eliminating distractions and the temptations to multitask when attending a live class. Students gave some suggestions like: put your phone in your desk drawer, mute/turn off notifications for emails or chats, and ask and answer questions in class.
Next, we are thinking about how we can apply the class covenant we wrote in the fall to this new season of distance learning. On Monday, we discussed the question, “How is practicing social distancing like adhering to a covenant?”
Here are some thoughts from Monday’s closing meeting:
Students had a lot to say about the topic! We will continue this discussion and allow it to lead into further conversation about our own class covenant. Does it all apply to distance learning? Do we need to make any changes to help us navigate the end of the year together?
Whether we’re in the school building or out, we’re committed to finishing strong!