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My students are exhausted. Why? Because we've been learning in this DISD classroom. All year I have been told to teach bell to bell, to do an MRS every couple of minutes, to have extension activities to prevent down time. Why? For what? My kids have been busting their humps and doing learning the old fashioned way. I'm doing the heavy lifting this six weeks. Dallas Education has been changing lately, but now I'm taking it back. They have done gallery walks, worksheets, whip arounds, and table talks. Now they are reviewing by listening. I'm connecting the dots (facts) in their heads and painting a historical picture for them. They are learning from it, so today we rest. Today we go on a little DISD vacation with a movie. Educational, but fun. Work, but relaxing at the same time.
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