Interviewer: SWBAT, so this is something that has been just really effective in our classroom. We have on our whiteboard, a box that says SWBAT. SWBAT.
Interviewer: Students will.
Respondents: Students will.
Interviewer: Be able to.
Respondents: Be able to.
Interviewer: Proper nouns.
Respondents: Proper nouns.
Interviewer: SWBAT stands for students will be able to. It states what our objective or our learning goal is for a particular lesson. SWBAT.
Interviewer: I will say and write the objective, and students will repeat it. It sort of has a rhythmic tone to it. It just signals to student’s brains, okay, this is our goal for the next 15, 30, 45 minutes. The more we could be transparent with students, the more we model meta-cognition, and we get them thinking about their own thinking and learning.