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SWBAT: Communicating Learning Goals

Lesson Objective: Make objectives clear to students
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Thought starters

  1. Why is it important to make learning objectives explicit?
  2. How do students participate in SWBAT?
  3. Objectives are specific and measurable, while learning goals may be more broad. How could you use both in your practice?

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  • Private message to Tara Cooper

1. An effective teacher that a prepares a specific learning objective sets the classroom environment for learning. The students are attentive, excited and are ready to learn with understanding what the teachers expectation is from the students.

2. The students participate in SWBAT by say/ repeat the lesson objective with the teacher, Student, Will, Be, Able, To.

3. In my classroom I could use both objectives/ learning goals with a SWBAT approach which is simply a communication learning goal that signals the brain for the student to do their own thinking and learning for success.

 

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  • Private message to Brittany Jackson
Why is it important to make learning objectives explicit? It is important to make learning objectives explicit so the students are aware of what the lesson consist of for the day. How do students participate in SWBAT? Students participate in SWBAT, by repeating after the teacher for each subject, it brings the attention to what the specific learning objective is for that subject. Objectives are specific and measurable, while learning goals may be more broad. How could you use both in your practice? Forty practice In my classroom I would set our goals, use CFA strategy for the objectives, and use the classes data to reach our goal.
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  • Private message to Kiara Farley
  1. Why is it important to make learning objectives explicit?  This will allow for clear and open communication.
  2. How do students participate in SWBAT?  Students demonstrate what they have learned by repeating it and also knowing what SWBAT stands for.
  3. Objectives are specific and measurable, while learning goals may be more broad. How could you use both in your practice?   SWBAT can be used for objectives and goals, I can also use my goals that are set.
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  • Private message to Shirley Barfield

1. Why is it important to make learning objectives explicit? it is important to make the communication process clear and precise so that the scholars may understand.

  1. How do students participate in SWBAT? The teacher makes it interesting and and they repeat it after her so that they may understand.
  2. Objectives are specific and measurable, while learning goals may be more broad. How could you use both in your practice? I could place in the goals in our classroom and the objective placed on the board as it changes.
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  • Private message to Kathy Kyser

1. Why is it importatnt to make learning objects explicit?

It is importatnt to make learning objects explicit so it can make it easier to understand and comprehend what is being taught.

2.How do students participate in SWBAT?

The students listen as the teacher repeats the word "SWBAT" .  The teacher said the word while writing the objective.

3.  Objectives are specific and measureable, while learning goals maybe more broad.  How could you use both in your practice?

All students are different and by having a way to catch their attention will help increase their knowledge.  The catch phrase is a good way to grab the students attention and possible ease of a less stressful environment.

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Transcripts

  • Interviewer: SWBAT, so this is something that has been just really effective in our classroom. We have on our whiteboard,

    Interviewer: SWBAT, so this is something that has been just really effective in our classroom. We have on our whiteboard, a box that says SWBAT. SWBAT.

    Respondents: SWBAT.

    Interviewer: SWBAT.

    Respondents: SWBAT.

    Interviewer: Students will.

    Respondents: Students will.

    Interviewer: Be able to.

    Respondents: Be able to.

    Interviewer: Capitalize.

    Respondents: Capitalize.

    Interviewer: Proper nouns.

    Respondents: Proper nouns.

    Interviewer: SWBAT.

    Respondents: SWBAT.

    Interviewer: SWBAT stands for students will be able to. It states what our objective or our learning goal is for a particular lesson. SWBAT.

    Respondents: SWBAT.

    Interviewer: I will say and write the objective, and students will repeat it. It sort of has a rhythmic tone to it. It just signals to student’s brains, okay, this is our goal for the next 15, 30, 45 minutes. The more we could be transparent with students, the more we model meta-cognition, and we get them thinking about their own thinking and learning.

    We also help them become more effective. SWBAT.

    Respondents: SWBAT.

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