Here in the states we are preparing for summer break at the end of May. With only one week left for us here in Missouri, there is a big problem that presents itself this time of the year. How do you keep students focused and on task this late in the school year? At this point in the year standardize testing is over, students are tired, teachers are making vacation plans, and lessons tend to become less meaningful. So the question becomes, how do you give the students motivation to be accountable in a month that can easily become meaningless?
Larry Ferlazzo is a high school teacher from Sacramento, CA. In a recent blog post Larry set out to find a solution for this problem. In this excellent post you can read about very helpful tips to keep students and teachers focused until the final bell rings. You can check out his great read by clicking here.