August 26, 2011

New school year brings ROLE introduction

Now that I have shed my traditional teacher clothes, in favor of results-only learning gear, I really love the first day of school. In my old traditional days, I used to do what most teachers do on day one: talk about rules, consequences and procedures. It was pretty dull for me and, especially, for the students.

Now, I share this ROLE presentation with my students, and the day is really exciting.

It's fun to watch students' jaws drop, when they learn that there is no homework, no tests, no worksheets and no grades in a ROLE. They ask cool questions like, "What are we doing, if there are no grades?" and "Really, no homework?"

Results-only learning makes every teaching day fun.