One thing that I noticed in classrooms was a focus on Learning Targets. These were written on the front board and teachers & students referred to them throughout the day.
One teacher had a great gesture to go along with these targets: At the end of the lesson, she had each student aim an imaginary bow at the target and if they felt they had "hit the target" they would release their imaginary arrows toward the board- loved it!
Here's my Learning Targets board:
It has had a ton of revising this year, but I am really enjoying this new look. I picked up these magnets from Learning Resources and love them! The top poster I made and you can pick it up for free below.
I use the "I can" language to make it easier for the kids to understand. I definitely need to try to incorporate the bow & arrow movements :)
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**UPDATE** Ryan is so excited we are talking about this!! ;)