Every day before I go to school, I think about the day's focus. Every day the primary focus is a bit different. Today, the focus will be independence. I'll be watching to see which students are able to independently follow the routines set, routines such as signing in, doing the morning job, asking questions when they need help or clarification, advocating for what they need, and paying attention to lesson introductions and expectations.
I'll have a clipboard handy, and jot down notes about those that need more support with regard to the kind of daily independence that builds student confidence and capacity. I'll also provide warm support to those who need it to be able to follow the daily routine. This is a good focus for a Friday when most of the learning is personalized and a review of the week's focus. Onward.