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Capture Your Thoughts

Capture your Thoughts allows you to assess where students are, where they are struggling, and how to support them.

Capture your Thoughts allows you to assess where students are, where they are struggling, and how to support them.

If you are looking for a new formative way to allow students to summarize their learning, try Capturing Your Thoughts.  This tool allows you to capture students’ thoughts on four elements of your content of your choice. Use the template linked below to provide students an opportunity to respond to a passage, answer the Essential Question, list most important elements of a concept, list, or ask questions.

Click here to visit the November 2013 The Compass wiki page to access two editable samples to use in your classroom.  Download these samples and add your own criteria.

 

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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