by Linda Gutierrez
“Having a choice in anything is a powerful way to motivate. One of the easiest and most effective strategies for classroom management, engagement, and skill building is making students choice menus. It takes some up front work on the part of the teacher, but the returns are well worth it.
“So, how do you make a choice menu? First of all, you determine the outline of the unit you are teaching. You consider each of the learning goals that need to be accomplished and then you go hunting down and organizing your resources”