This day isn't the best example of his daily targets; they were taking a unit test! For his test he places this I Can on the board, but has the students look through all of the previous I Can's from the unit. Usually the I Can statements are the same for about a week or so - or however long the unit is. Tim likes to break long units that last weeks into mini-units and assess about every week or so.
The learning targets are kept on this form for the students to self-assess themselves daily.
Using these learning logs as a daily exit slip has really helped with classroom management in his middle school class. The students know what to expect the last 5 to 6 minutes of class. If you have every worked with middle schoolers (holly hormones batman) or in a high poverty school you know that routines are essential to classroom management.
How does Tim teach the levels; these can even be complex for adult learners? He has these great posters in his room that he and the students can reference throughout the lesson/unit.
To get these posters and the learning log that goes along with them, click here or on the picture below!