Why offer a Menu?


My Menu Journey

My Teaching Truths:

  • Not all students need to complete the same assignments.
  • Not all students need help with the same assignments.
  • Not all students have the same course-specific interests.
  • Some students need specific help to approach tasks.
  • A busy classroom is a happy classroom.
  • I'm happier as a teacher when I'm working with smaller groups of students to help them grow.

Why I use Learning Menus:

  • Learning Menus help students develop agency.
  • Learning Menus help students develop planning skills.
  • Learning Menus house tasks students will do while I am working with a smaller group.
  • Learning Menus allow students to learn at their own pace, and inside of their individual interests.
  • Learning Menus help me offer Just In Time content when I am running a Project Based Learning Activity.
  • Learning Menus are more in-line with our students' experience of the world as they know it.
  • Learning Menus allow me to quick-tailor for kids who are struggling learners, emerging readers, or advanced learners.