After about a month of hard work and countless conversations I feel like we are finally getting to a place in our Middle School where re-dos and re-takes have become a piece of the culture of high expectations that we need for our students. The day we all sat in C212 and watched Rick Wormeli talk about re-dos was the beginning of a big mindset shift for our middle school…that’s not over, we still have a long way to go before everyone (teachers, students, parents, etc) is truly on board. However, we have already come a long way! It’s a rare day that I don’t have at least one conversation about the theory of re-dos and how we can/should be implementing them at our school. As I continue to read about re-do theories and implementation I have come across a great summary of an article by none other than Wormeli himself…in it he outlines a number of strategies for successfully implementing a re-do culture. A lot of what he says we have talked about already but there are some really useful and validating pieces to this article…it is a must read in my mind. My favorite item on this list is the final statement about how to maintain your sanity despite the extra time and effort needed to be a champion for our students’ learning!! Have a look and let me hear your two cents 🙂
This article summary came from the Marshall Memo, an amazing professional resource!!
Originally published in SCIS MS Headlines on September 27, 2013.