When I work with junior high and high school students, I require
them to provide me with a ticket out the door before they are allowed to leave. They write on a post-it note the best thing they’ve learned today and the post-it goes on a cutesy sign on the door. It can be from any class or any life experience. I only ask that it is something that happened that day and that they are specific when they write it down.
For example, one student wrote “vocabulary words”. I asked him to
instead change it to one word and its meaning.
Now they have gotten into such a groove that many of them come
bursting through the door at the beginning of our time together saying, “Mrs. Page, guess what I learned in _____ class. It’s really cool…”
It’s a fun way for me to know what is going on in their
classes and provides an avenue to discuss learning as something that is “cool”.
It also improves recall throughout
I enjoy it and hope that maybe others can find it useful,
Leanne Page, MEd, BCBA