My former blog titled "What Will Your READ 180 Story Be?" highlighted tips to get your students thinking about how they can make a "180" in your classes this year.
For my students, grasping the concept of making a "180", along with strategies to achieve it, requires constant mini-lessons that remind them of the importance of "Mindset" and how effort and perseverance will help them to achieve both the short- and long-term goals they have for themselves. My students' learning needs require systematic scaffolded instruction, so I created three Google Docs that will help them to navigate their story.
In Google Classroom, I asked my students to complete questions-- some taken from the Stage B ReaL Book-- about where they currently see themselves as learners and where they see themselves as pupils in future months.
Some of my students' responses to the questions posed about "The 180 Effect"
In READ 180 I imagine:
In School I imagine:
At Home I imagine:
With My Friends I imagine:
I also shared video clips of people who succeeded in life despite numerous failures they experienced while achieving their goals.
Inky Johnson: A football player who refused to allow tragedy and obstacles to define his life.
I am doing everything I can to teach my students how to set goals and to create and implement strategies that will help them to achieve those goals. With the right mindset, along with effort and perseverance, I believe that all of my students will make a "180" this year.