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This week we talked a lot about creating “I can” statements for in the classroom. For me this was a very new concept I have heard and spent a lot of time working with SWBAT (students will be able to) statements but never have I heard of “I can”. Outcomes, indicators and even SWBAT can be confusing for students. “I can” statements are unique because they break down outcomes and indicators into student-friendly sentences where the students can actually understand what is expected. With “I can” statements a teacher can write them on the board or hand it out on a piece of paper and bam! students will know exactly what they will be able to do by the end of the class.
I think this is beneficial for students because they at the beginning of the class what you want to accomplish and what is expected of them at the end of the class. With expectations set right away in the beginning of the class I feel like students will be able to focus more. They are able to take more control of their own learning which I think is a wonderful thing for students to do.