The previous three posts here on Can Do Statements were reposts from 2014. This post, from our PLC member Laura Avila in Maine, is current:
Next week we are getting another layer of police inspection into our teaching under the title of “Learning Walks”. They want to see us using Learning Targets in the form of “I can” statements.
I have adapted the ACTFL “I can” statements to make them somewhat real in a CI classroom (ie. I can answer questions about what I like or dislike, I can respond to who, what, where questions, etc.). However this is not how I work, it is not what I believe in.
So I copied another “I can” statement worded by Ben on one of his posts that goes to the core of my beliefs:
“I can: stay focused on meaning and understanding the whole language so that it can skip the conscious mind and go directly into the unconscious”.
What do you all in the group think about posting this as a big generic statement for all classes at all times. Am I too far out?
I know they’ll probably question it as not being observable, measurable, etc. I also know I can defend it and myself.