Quick Tip: FLEx


Thanks to all of you who have responded to the Commit to Try Survey from last Friday. (If you haven’t filled it out yet, you can do so here.)

As I read through your responses, I noticed that a few comments echoed a similar, valuable observation. Here were the comments regarding FLEx. See if you can identify the echo:

  • “I have a flex in mind for this year, but I don’t find them particularly *easy* to think of yet.”
  • “I’m only able to do this because of my awesome team!!”
  • “At first the idea of FLEx was intimidating, but as a team we have come up with great ways to apply what we are learning into the real world.”

Here’s the quick tip: Thinking of a good FLEx isn’t easy, but collaborating with other teachers can generate ingenious ideas. So if you’re stuck, overwhelmed, or intimidated, try asking some of your colleagues to brainstorm with you. In fact, consider asking for input from someone outside of your grade level or discipline. You might be surprised at the ideas you come up with together.


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