Three reasons I love this:
- 1) It is absolutely totally amazingly easy to create and post (assuming you already have all your goals planned out by quarter/period) and administrators can easily look through and figure out what's going on.
- 2) Students can find their own grade and objective. This has been especially helpful for back to school nights, open houses, and parent teacher conferences. We're starting to mandate that everyone do "student lead conferences" where students have to explain the learning concepts and talk about their growth. Well, this visual makes it easy for students to figure out each skill that we're working on and what the end goal is.
- 3) It helps keep me on track. I can't tell you how many times I've stopped by these posters and thought, "Hmm, what song can I do next to help me reach that goal?" or "What do I need to do now to make sure that I hit that by week 9?"
A couple organizational thoughts...
I secured each white rectangle objective onto the colored backing with two small velcro dots. I like this because I can then leave the backing color paper (which has the label of Vocal Perf., Instrumental Perf., etc.) and just change the learning standard out each quarter. The velcro makes it easy to change objectives when it comes time for that.