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I think the advice to create a clear grading system is very good. I also like rubrics where the students can see what level of work equals an "A," etc. This way they can budget their time.
Trying to stay flexible with the presentation when the class isn't into it or just not getting it.
Sustainability is a bit of a problem in my class. We receive no school funding and are self-sustaining. This just means that I sometimes feel like I have a second job of running a business on top of teaching. While it is easy to say that we need to let students take over the business, when the class depends on the SBE, it is important to be responsible with the money and try to make smart decisions so we grow the money instead of lose it.
I would like to give students more autonomy in the business. From a planning perspective, giving students the tasks and allowing them to figure things out can be hard to measure. What is enough time and what is too much time. How do we keep them motivated? I usually end up micromanaging this a bit for time's sake, but I probably need to step back and let the students take more control so they can have successes and failures that are entirely theirs.
I like the idea of scoring the students on different aspects. We often do group work in class where the entire group gets a grade. This can be problematic if certain students are contributing more than others. I have started having students score each other. I don't use it as a grade but I do use it as a consideration of the overall grade for the group. I like the idea of giving a group grade along with an individual grade and a business grade. It would make the scoring process more accurate for each student.
My classes had a SBE this year for the first time. I had the idea of students selling laser cut, school themed keychains, but the students didn't have a lot of buy in. Instead, they REALLY wanted to sell slime. I was not too keen on this idea due to the mess and I wasn't sure they were going to sell. Long story short, the students were right. The slime sold well and it was the right decision to go with a business with student buy in. There was a mess, but it was worth it overall.
Probably rewriting my PP presentation to follow some of the guidelines listed here.
I did not realize I was already using several of these methods, and now have a name for them. This course also gave me insight for other activities I can use to help my students grasp broader subjects.

I learned assessment strategies are very important.  They help measure the classes' ability throughout the entire course.  Examples of assessments are quizzes, projects, tests, and demonstrations.

I intend to really try to offer kids options in expressing themselves.  Visual guides or picture art along with audio and video presentations will be opening the door to better expression.  

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