Classroom Discussion: Professors Share Favorite Strategies for Engaging Students
Faculty share the strategies they use to engage students in discussion, manage dominant talkers and nontalkers, and steer a discussion that’s gone off track.
Classroom Management Solution: Hand Signals — The Science Penguin
The Problems “Can I go to the bathroom?” “I need a Kleenex.” “I gotta sharpen my pencil.” A student’s hand is raised. Does she need a pencil? Does she need to use the restroom? Or does she have trouble with a math problem? The Solution One of the best things I implemented in my classroom […]
Cooperative Learning: A Social Activity
"The best way to learn is to teach." How cooperative learning is an effective form of group work in the classroom. Free poster template included!
Getting ready for book clubs... - The Teacher Studio
Hello everyone! We were back at school today after yet another day off for rotten weather. It sure is hard to have any continuity when we are gone a day or more out of every week! Our next big unit in reading involves historical fiction book clubs. Getting fourth graders to have meaningful book discussions …
Place Value, Phonemic Awareness, Text to Self Connections & a Freebie!
1. Warm and Fuzzies It’s Friday again!!!! It has been damn cold here in Melbourne recently and it even snowed!!! We have had lots of indoor recess and lunch times due to the rain and of course with that comes lots of GoNoodle!!!! 😛 The children also like making me cards during these times. How cute is this??? This seriously made my week! 2. Place
Handbook of a Goddess Excerpt | Perfumery | Perfume
Handbook of a Goddess Excerpt - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. Handbook of a Goddess is for the bohemian gypsies, hippies, healers, light workers and soul sisters who are connecting into mother earth, spirit and their soul. This book is the bible of everything free spirited, peace and love - sparking a return to everything learnt from native wisdom, tribes, ancient times and mythology - tracing back the Goddess to today. If you have picked up…
Math Talking Stems
Engage your students in math discourse by displaying these math talking stems posters during whole group math, number talks, during math centers, or in guided math groups. These sentence starters will encourage your students to have collaborative discussions explaining their mathematical thinking w...
Curricular feature: Math Journals
One of our main curriculum initiatives is finding ways to deepen student understanding and interaction with knowledge through the use of journaling. While I have found journals in all the classrooms I have visited to this point, what they look like and how students are using them is as different as each teacher is in their teaching style. That is the wonderful thing about teaching, the art of teaching. I love seeing how each journal is different and how everyone has their own spin on…
5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting
Classroom discussions have been a staple of teaching forever, beginning with Socrates. I have taught using discussions, been a student in discussions, and observed other teachers' discussions thousands of times -- at least. Some have been boring, stifling or tedious enough to put me to sleep. Others have been so stimulating that I was sad to see them end. The difference between the two is obviously how interesting the topic is, but equally important is the level of student participation.
In the school that I work in, building conversation skills among students is an extremely important developmental aspect that administratio...
Talk Moves Sentence Starters Printable
Using talk moves in a math classroom help create a positive collaborative atmosphere. Teach these sentence starters at the beginning of the year and watch the incredible conversations that will take place! These talk moves print two per page (saves copies) and are great to cut out and glue in an in...