“I used to think, but now I think”: Wisdom comes with time #SOL17

One of my favorite “exit tickets” to use with students is “I used to think, but now I think…” It’s a wonderful way for students to reflect on their previous misconceptions and new knowledge about a topic. I was prompted to use this format with wisdom that comes with time, experience, and relentless requests to join AARP!

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This post is part of the annual month-long Slice of Life writing challenge organized by Two Writing Teachers. Join us! It’s my first year slicing, I’m a planner, a grateful slicer, and apparently an early morning slicer, too!



10 thoughts on ““I used to think, but now I think”: Wisdom comes with time #SOL17

  1. This is a great format. As someone who joined AARP in my 50’s, 10 plus years ago, there are definite perks to belonging. This format does make students think. I would live to see a post compiled of what your students had to say.


  2. What a great idea! Not only to do with my 5th graders but for me to try as well!! I can think of a few “I never thoughts” from my 20’s that have changed since my 40s! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is a clever and funny post! Of course, I was connecting to some of them and nodding my head. I hope you go out there and conquer Mt. Cadillac too! And, I won’t argue that I think it’s a brilliant idea as an exit slip!


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