In Praise of Think-Pair-Share | Cult of Pedagogy
Celebrating Think-Pair-Share, the Little Strategy That Could, and sharing some best practices for making it work for you.
Guided Reading...for those high readers!
I really love to teach guided reading groups. It is always interesting and you really get to see how every student is unique in how they learn and process all the information. I like to see them make progress and move up reading levels and also REALLY comprehend what they are reading on another level. Amazing. I know many teachers may have struggled with this question before like I have...What do I do with those high readers? In second grade they are just not quite ready to start literature…
When students ask a question no one in the class knows (including myself), they can put it up on the Google Board. Students can bring back a written answer to one of the questions of their choice each week for extra credit, or whatever incentive you choose. They get really excited when a question comes up that they can put on the board and find out the answer to later...
@cuteinsecond on Instagram: “Parent/ Teacher Conferences ✔️ put this out for the parents. It was so cute having the kids write about what they're proud of their…”
361 Likes, 27 Comments - @cuteinsecond on Instagram: “Parent/ Teacher Conferences ✔️ put this out for the parents. It was so cute having the kids write…”
Britt Root on Instagram: “The best ideas come from randomly staring off into space at midnight. Finally brought this random idea to life. 👍🏼The kiddos loved our math…”
The best ideas come from randomly staring off into space at midnight. Finally brought this random idea to life. The kiddos loved our math review game today! Each group had a cup filled with ten review questions based on what we've learned in math this year. The students worked together to solve the questions one at a time. If they got the right answer, they got to go place one of their sticky notes on the board. (Each team had their own color.) I only gave them four sticky notes total…
The AoW: A Way to Work Nonfiction Into Your Instruction
Students are reading their articles more closely, which is evidenced by the increased amount of questions and comments written on their articles of the week. We've also added in Phrase Breaking to help break up longer sentences, making these sentences more manageable. In their Reflections, I've also noticed that students are beginning to add in details from the article as support for their ideas. This is not something I've modeled for them or requested from them, it is the natural…
Hold Their Feet to the Fire
You know the drill. You give your class a chapter for a novel to read for homework, or maybe you start reading a chapter together in class and then you want your students to finish the chapter as homework. The next day arrives and (maybe) a third of the class has actually done the reading.…
20 Time: Research Project Developing a Solution to a World Issue
20 time year long project for middle and/or high school English. Students work 20% of the time developing their own projects!
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How to Encourage High-Level Thinking
Free Resource! What is an effective way to get your students thinking at a deeper level? Let me share what works well for my students on a blog post at Minds in Bloom! After you read the post and you think it will fit well with your class, there will be a link to download it for free! ROCKIN RESOURCES
Bethany on Instagram: “Seriously. You've got to try this! ⭐️ Tell your students to fill a poster with everything that they learned during a unit using exactly…”
96 Likes, 13 Comments - Bethany (@project.hallway) on Instagram: “Seriously. You've got to try this! ⭐️ Tell your students to fill a poster with everything that…”