Icebreakers that Rock | Cult of Pedagogy
Too many classroom icebreakers require students to take big social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy.
Timeouts and Tootsie Rolls
An alternative to exit tickets is to give each student a form called an "I Can Statement" form. This form can be given to students each Monday in order for them to document what they have learned during the week. There is a section for them to self-evaluate their learning and a space for them to show or explain what they "can" do. At the beginning of a lesson, I have the students write down their "I Can" statement for the lesson in the space provided. This gives them the opportunity to hear…
10 Wordless Videos that Teach Problem Solving - Speech is Beautiful
I work in teletherapy, which means that I use a computer to display my materials and activities for my students. I have a couple extremely quiet older elementary students and I decided that video was a way to engage and encourage them to answer questions and retell events. In particular I wanted them to think ... Read More about 10 Wordless Videos that Teach Problem Solving
Anger Management Game & Activities Use w/ or w/o Soda Pop Head
Anger management is a vital skill for our students. Many kids are overpowered by intense emotions and need to be taught how to respond when they are frustrated. I've had a lot of success teaching my students anger management strategies through games and activities based off of picture books. The a...
Student Self Assessment Emojis Marzano Scale Levels of Understanding
"Emoji" Levels of Understanding Scales Adapted from Marzano's Levels of Understanding I came up with this student friendly "EMOJI" scale based on Marzano's Levels of Understanding to use in your classroom to help your children establish a "GROWTH MINDSET" when it comes their understanding of what ...