Yes, yes, yes to #2 and #3! That is all.
One Little Word project:
This is another great blog to follow and I just came across this post of theirs, and loved the idea. While this class chose to use the “One Little Word” project as a form of a New Year’s resolution, I thought it could also be a powerful tool for goal-setting. In thinking about how to make goal-setting visible for kids, how powerful would these images be on your goal board for ELA or Math or behavioral skills or whatever the push may be in your room? Therefore, students not only see the goals they have set before them but also their reasons and drive for reaching them. Powerful visual learning and motivation!