Monday, May 11, 2009

One Word (maybe I will give you a phrase)

I am asking you to give me one word that describes the change in you, in the class, and the change in your learning this school year. I want to take these words and your photo to create works of art to display at my presentation. So think about

1. what is one word or phrase to describe a change in you this year;

2. what is one word or phrase you would use to describe this class;

3. and, what is one word or phrase to describe the change in your learning?


mollyb2012 said...

1. Confidence

2. exceeding

3. Real

BRETTG2012 said...

1: Metamorphose


3: For the better

jakeL2012 said...

1."Not education as usual"
3.Visual-All kinds

EthanR2012 said...
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Lena R 2012 said...

"Ever Changing"

MaureenI70464 said...

1. change in the amount of focus.
2. the perfect amount of challenge
3. expanding

MitchellB2012 said...

2)Beyond Amazing

NateL2012 said...

1. change

2. team effort!

3. i have learned a lot!

ElizabethE2012 said...




OliviaB2012 said...

1. Less timid
2. Unusual
3. More focused on work

mitchell2012 said...



3.“This is not education as usual”

Angel L 2012 said...


calebw2012 said...

1. Confidence in lituratre
2. Best
3. Greatness

briannab2012 said...

1. Real life

2. worked together

3. exceeding

alexw2012 said...

1. metamorphisms abound
2. altered to a higher plane of learning
3. exponential

NickK2012 said...

Three words.. Best Class Ever!

AaronS2012 said...

1. resourceful

2. receptive

3. innovation

EmilyK2012 said...

1. inspired
2. excogitative
3.more than just writing

Chaseo2012 said...

1. determination

2. Nonconformist

3. advanced

joeyo2012 said...

1. smarter

2. allright

3. better

FinlayB2012 said...

1. Meliorate
2. World Changing
3. Real

Dan Maas said...

Great words, everyone! This is a very good exercise... to send a complex message with just a few words.

You know, this activity is more than a simple classroom lesson. I have used this in interviews... at the end of every interview, you will be asked if you have any questions of the interviewers.

A question I always ask is "What would be the one word or phrase you would each use to describe the successful applicant?"

This gives each person on the interview committee a chance to speak which they usually appreciate. And as you listen to the responses, you may hear some of the words or phrases you used to describe yourself earlier. The more that happens, the more likely you are their choice!

So that's just a thought about the relevance of this kind of activity. You had a great year and I hope you enjoy your summer!

Dan Maas, CIO