6th/7th: our journey with choice of expression
* Choice of Expression should be intentional.
* Choice of Expression includes INPUT, OUTPUT, and PROCESS.
* Similarly to any other skills or strategies, teachers should scaffold how choices are made and why.
* We need to know when it is most appropriate or effective. In essence, it depends on the goal of your lesson.
Our Major Challenges:
* When students had the opportunity to utilize their choice of expression all if not the majority follow similar approaches or copied others. Quick SOLUTIONS: Limit or remove the constant use of models and provide more chances for inquiry.
* Having some guidelines or rubric is important while also allowing for freedom. HAVE BALANCE!
As we debriefed we came to the realization when implementing Choice of Expression one formula does not exist. We are still in the learning process but have recognized within our instruction how we can promote an environment that allows for students to make more meaningful choices pertaining to learning.