Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Woulda.... Coulda.....Shoulda.......

If you could do one good deed and "pay it forward" (have that good deed happen to other people) what would you do?

No one EVER listens to me!!!!

Do you ever feel like you are beating your head against a wall trying to get an adult to see things the same way you see them? Have you ever had an idea that you think is great but NO ONE will listen to you?

When you want the rules to change(dress code, cell phones in class, etc) what do you do? How do you talk to your teachers or principals to get them to understand your point of view?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fun After Hours-- What can we get into??????

I have heard from lots of you about how you would like us to create ways for you all to be in clubs, sports and other cool stuff after school. Can you tell me what kinds of clubs or sports or other stuff you would like your school to have? If you can tell me the school you go to, that would be great! That way I could tell your principal- you don't have to say your name unless you want to. 

What do you REALLY want to do?

Many of you have commented on what you would like to be when you get older. I have read LOTS of cool comments on career choices.

If we could create your very favorite school or academy where you could go to school and take classes that really interest you, where would you choose to go? For example, would you go to a Music Academy so you could learn to sing or play an instrument? Would you go to a Dance Academy so you could learn to dance different ways? Would you go to a Science and Math Academy so you could learn to be scientists, doctors or astronauts? Would you go to a Leadership Academy so you could be the next President? Tell me what kind of school academy you would create if you could?

Friday, August 28, 2009


What could teachers do that would make school more interesting to you?

What Do You Want To Be?

If you could choose any job in the whole world, what would you be?

If You Could Create Your Middle and High School Experience

If you could create the perfect high school experience, what kinds of classes would you like to take?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Digital Devices-- YES AGAIN!

Many of you have different opinions about bringing digital devices to school. If you could bring ONE digital device to school to help you learn, what would it be? How would that device help you learn? (For example, if you pick an I-Phone, I am curious to know how an I-Phone might help you learn? What could you use it for?)


If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be?

Summer Fun

What is everyone planning for the summer? If you could pick one thing to help you continue learning over the summer, what would it be?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Choice in Reading

Does your teacher give you a choice in reading assignments in your language arts class? If so, do you like that? If not, should kids get some choice?

Nice Somethings

Has your teacher ever done something for you that was really nice-- something he/she didn't have to do? Do you think it made you try harder in class for that teacher?

Outside the Classroom Walls

Student schedules- both inside and outside of school- can be quite crazy! From work to co and extra curricular activities-- it seems like there is never enough time to do everything you want (or need) to do. If the SBISD were to offer classes on-line through a virtual academy, would you sign up for at least one class? If so, why---if not, why not?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Personal Digital Devices at School

Some adults are worried that when kids bring their cell phones, I- Touches, computers, etc. to class, they won't pay attention. Are you worried about this? If you are worried, why? If you are not worried, why are people worried about this?

Are you ready to go to the next grade level?

What experiences did you have this year that got you ready to go to the next grade level? For example: what did you learn, what activities did you do, did anyone talk to you about what next year will be like?


I was at an awards ceremony last night and a student said, "The teachers at this school really inspire me to think for myself." What kind of things can teachers do to make you think?

What makes a class a good class?

What does your teacher do that makes you want to go to that class?