The most important thing about the EOY is that students see the period work as academically important. The weeks or days left in the school year after the state test shouldn’t be wasted. There are valuable types of student work that can be included that can continue the work of building the student as learner and performer.
Teachers also need to bring closure to their year, and this needs to involve work beyond emptying the trash can and locking the door. An important task is to do assessments of self and of the students that
were in class this year.
Another form of self-assessment involves analysis of self as teacher/leader of learners:
– excerpt from Turning Around Turnaround Schools, Volume 2 – Embracing the Rhythm of the Learner Year
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