6 Word Story (or Summary or Memoir)


Title:
6 Word Story (or Summary or Memoir)
Subject:
Professional Development
Grade:
Any
Time Frame:
30 minutes
Summary:
Based on Smith magazine's project Six-Word Memoirs and the Talk of the Nation's coverage of it, teachers will creatively distill their recent experience down to six words.
Tasks:
  1. Listen to Talk of the Nation's Six-Word Memoirs: Life Stories Distilled
  2. Individually, on index cards or in a word processor, summarize your recent experience (at a conference, a day or more of pd, as a part of a PLC, etc.)
  3. As a whole group, share your six words
  4. Optional - post your words to a group wiki page or as a reply to a blog post (this way they can be saved for reflection later)
Objectives:
  • Teachers will creatively distill their experience down to six words.
  • Teachers will experience a project that could be modified to work with a variety of topics in their own classroom.
Assessment:
N/A
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