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4 Things You Don't Know About the Jigsaw Method. Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week. Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far. Forbes on Flipboard. Mark Barnes collected this story. Levels of Understanding: Learning That Fits All. How Students Critiquing One Another’s Work Raises The Quality Bar.

Too often, when students produce school work, they turn it into a teacher for a grade and move on.

How Students Critiquing One Another’s Work Raises The Quality Bar

And after the teacher spends time evaluating the student’s work, many students never look at the feedback, a cycle that frustrates both parties and isn’t the most effective way to learn. Several schools are trying a different model — one that takes more time but also helps students feel more ownership over the quality of their work. Strategies to Help Slow-Working Students. Flipboard on Flipboard.

Key Strategies For Developing Oral Language In Students. "Our Kids": The Role of the ELL Specialist – ELLstudents. We, as ELL teachers, already know how to work well with English learners.

"Our Kids": The Role of the ELL Specialist – ELLstudents

Begin Here – imaginED. This blog is for educators of all kinds.

Begin Here – imaginED

This blog is designed to support and enable imagination-focused teaching in all contexts, from formal to alternative learning contexts, and from primary school through post-secondary education. It is about education that inspires. Presentations made possible by @buncee, @AdobeSpark, & @piktochart. Presented simultaneously. The ESOL Mentor Teacher.

Theadventureinto21stcenturylearning – My journey using Ipads in the classroom. 6 Alternatives to Reading Logs by @shfarnsworth - Teacher Tech. AskPaulEnglish. The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies. Listen to this article as a podcast episode: Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:22 — 53.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | When I worked with student teachers on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise was the phrase “We will discuss.”

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

Do You Pose Questions That Invite Metacognition? - Learning Personalized. Bena Kallick is a private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and internationally.

Do You Pose Questions That Invite Metacognition? - Learning Personalized

Arthur L. Costa is professor emeritus of education at California State University, Sacramento, and co-founder of the Institute for Intelligent Behavior in El Dorado Hills, California. Our ‘inner voice’ is what we use to reflect on what we do, how and why we behave in the way we do, how we critique ourselves and how we connect the knowledge, ideas, concepts and concept frameworks developed using each of our four learning systems.

It is the voice that challenges us to strive further and the voice that condemns our foolishness.– Mark Treadwell,Learning: How the Brain Learns (2014) One of a teacher’s most important practices is designing and posing questions. Read more from Bena and Art Building a Thinking Vocabulary. Teaching Grammar through listening (English-as-a-foreign-language version) 1.

Teaching Grammar through listening (English-as-a-foreign-language version)

Introduction In all of my posts on grammar instruction I have made the very important point that for grammar to be fully acquired it must be practised extensively through all four skills. However, this is not what usually happens, grammar practice occurring in most language classrooms predominantly through the written medium. Hence grammar is mostly read and written, but rarely processed aurally and orally. Of the four language skills, the one that is always neglected in grammar instruction is definitely Listening. Language Learning Experts' Favourite Strategies in 2016. Language experts reveal their top language learning strategies in 2016 I can’t believe there are only a couple of days left of 2016!

Language Learning Experts' Favourite Strategies in 2016

It’s been an interesting year in many different ways and I’m sure you guys have made a lot of progress in at least one area of your language learning. What’s a better way to celebrate the transition to 2017 than to gather advice from some of the most interesting language learners and bloggers out there. Teaching text structure, proper debate etiquette, text evidence, and how to use graphic organizers. #ells #scope #ceiparagraphs #debate. How to Use the Concept Attainment Strategy. Give me 5 minutes and you’ll have a new teaching strategy under your belt.

How to Use the Concept Attainment Strategy

Suppose you’re an art teacher. This week, you want to introduce your students to Impressionism, the style of painting used by artists like Monet and Renoir. Now, you could just give them the name of the style and a definition, then show some examples. Using a strategy called Concept Attainment, you could reverse that order. Instead of providing any terminology or any kind of definition, you could simply tell students that you’re going to study a new style. How to Use the Reciprocal Learning Strategy. So you just taught your students something new.

How to Use the Reciprocal Learning Strategy

Maybe it’s a math operation, a bit of music theory, or the conjugation of an irregular verb form in Spanish. Now you’re ready to get them practicing. One standard approach is to assign written exercises. Fine.