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Below is a graphic I come across while wading through my feeds today. The visual emphasizes the importance of read-alouds in early literacy learning. It also features a set of interesting facts on how reading aloud helps in kids' literacy development. Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids
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10 tips for creating a class agreement 10 tips for creating a class agreement Do a quick google image search for ‘classroom rules’ and ‘classroom agreements’ (or ‘essential agreements’ as they’re called in the PYP) and see if anything surprises you… What I noticed is that, despite the heading, many classroom agreements are still lists of rules. Do teachers value compliance above learning? These are amongst the most common elements I found, none of which seem to relate to learning... Work quietly.Raise your hand to speak.Listen carefully.Follow instructions.Do your best work.Don’t speak until called on.Be punctual. Have our students’ training and experience set them up to believe that these are are the appropriate expectations for a learning environment?
How to Promote Your Classroom Library Infographic How to Promote Your Classroom Library Infographic Teacher Infographics Classroom libraries can make a big difference in the reading lives of students in your classroom—no matter their age or reading ability. Research is clear that: classroom libraries help promote literacy;a literacy-rich classroom and classroom library support the common core;classroom libraries support balanced literacy instruction;students who read more become better readers;regular reading builds fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension; andclassroom libraries and access to books can increase reading by up to 60%. The best time to begin building a classroom library is…yesterday!
A Great Study Skills Poster for Your Class A Great Study Skills Poster for Your Class Learning is a lifelong process. It is also an ongoing experience in which we get to discover new and inspiring things about our world. Some argue that with maturity comes mindful and conscious learning but regardless of age variable, thinking about learning from a metacognitive perspective (thinking about how we learn what we learn) does definitely improve the way we learn. In the visual below created by Create Innovate Explore, Rachel dissected the metathinking levels of studying and provided some of the tips on how to hone in one's study skills. I invite you to have a look and share with your students.
Cooperative Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom Cooperative Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom July 9, 2013 by Norene Wiesen It’s more than just a generational trend: research has shown that employing cooperative learning strategies in the classroom can actually help students learn better and even like each other more. But breaking students into effective working groups, training them in cooperative learning techniques, and promoting positive experiences for all learners takes know-how. Research out of Stanford University shows that lower-status students may be excluded from full participation in cooperative learning groups even when they repeatedly attempt to engage with the group.
Manage Class Seating and Behaviour with Class Charts Class Charts is a free website that lets teachers manage their classroom seating charts online and add additional information about their students. Seating charts are an essential tool of any good teacher . They allow them to organise students into appropriate learning groups as well as help to minimise behaviour issues. With Class Charts you can also choose to include and display key data such as SEN or reading age which can be used to position pupils in the classroom, whatever your classroom setup. Manage Class Seating and Behaviour with Class Charts
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Hexagon learning: making and justifying connections | ThinkEdu Blog Hexagon learning: making and justifying connections | ThinkEdu Blog This week I tried hexagons with my students. It worked really well. The beauty of following inspiring educators on Twitter is that you benefit from their ideas and knowledge. I first saw Hexagon learning on @jivespin’s blog, which led me to David Didau, NoTosh, SOLO (HookEd), Chris Harte and TheLearningGeek. All explain how these versatile hexagons encourage deeper thinking and rich conversations in the classroom.
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A Really, Really Well-Written Set Of Classroom Rules Well, actually 2. You could make the argument that they’re too simple I guess. Or that they seem elementary and wouldn’t work beyond 4th grade. A Really, Really Well-Written Set Of Classroom Rules A Really, Really Well-Written Set Of Classroom Rules
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Death by Anchor Chart! | It has become quite a running joke with my year 5/6 students that I am obsessed with posters- or ‘anchor charts’ in our classroom. For months I have continued to brush off their comments, believing what I have always been told…that students need these visual displays that have ‘captured their learning’…that I was creating a ‘print rich’ classroom environment that gives my students (and visitors to the room) a clear image of our classroom culture and what we are currently learning about. I had often been told by casual replacement teachers that they were appreciative of the (many) charts as they found it easy to pick up and teach if I was absent. I was commended by other staff, with many often coming in to take pictures for their own ideas. I loved the colours and maybe became a little too obsessed about which textas and paper I would use…only the best would do. Death by Anchor Chart! |
school / Great activity for the beginning of the school year! Art Projects for Kids: Me & My Goals Self Portrait
Bouncy Balls: A Fun Way To Monitor Classroom Noise Level Bouncy Balls: A Fun Way To Monitor Classroom Noise Level This is what Bouncy Balls looks like when the classroom is silent: This is what Bouncy Balls looks like when the classroom is noisy: Essentially, Bouncy Balls is a website that activates your microphone and detects noise level. The more noise in the room, the more the balls bounce.
There’s no shortage of resources out there to give teachers feedback on what pupils have learned. Assessment for Learning (AfL) is without doubt a good thing, but there are good and bad ways to go about it. The array of technological options to conduct AfL is bewildering. Services like www.polleverywhere.com allow you to ask questions with multiple choice answers where pupils text in their answer from their phone and the graphic of the results updates in real time. Are mini-whiteboards the ultimate teaching and learning resource? - Mathematics teaching - TES Mathematics - TES Community
Marzano: "This is probably one of my favorite things for my classroom so far. It’s a little self-assessment flip chart. I have made one for each student and it will sit on the corner of their desk. It is small enough that it won’t be embarrassing for the student but it’s big enough that I can see at a glance who is having trouble with the topic and who is doing fine. I might not use it for every lesson, but I do think that if I get the kids into the habit of using the flip chart..." Repinned from School Days by Cindy Mahanes School ideas / Marzano: "This is probably one of my favorite things for my classroom so far. It’s a little self-assessment flip chart. I have made one for each student and it will sit on the corner of their desk. It is small enough that it won’t be embarr
It's Not How Your Classroom Looks, It's About How It Feels Last week, before the arrival of Ida and Oskar, I was able to sneak in some work time in my new room. As I stood there trying to envision what the room would look like, I realized that it didn’t much matter for two reasons. One; what it looks like empty is vastly different from when it is filled with 20+ 5th graders. Two; more importantly the emphasis should not be on what it looks like but what it FEELS like.
total learning: shoeless learning | superclasses | rooms within rooms | write-on surfaces | toilets | schools-within-schools | sound | learner led | science spaces | phones: how young? | tiered seating | little details | flat screens | rule of 3 |. . . . ©professor stephen heppell Let us start with a clear disclaimer: nobody knows why this works, although there are many hypothesies. On the other hand it does work astonishingly well: better learning, better behaviour and more (see below). shoeless learning spaces
School / NOISE…removing one letter at a time when our voice level gets too loud. When NO is left, there is NO more talking! Love this! A lot more clearer than just putting up strikes on the board or letting the noise escalate to a point where you just cut
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It’s commonly accepted that you should start every lesson by displaying the learning objectives. But they don’t have to always be displayed in the same, boring way. Here’s a couple of creative tools that you might want to use to display the learning objectives in a more exciting and engaging way. 1. Star Wars Crawl Creator 6 Creative Tools for Displaying Learning Objectives
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Teaching / Timer Trick! Put your timers on stretchy bracelets to keep your students from wandering on washroom trips, extra-long library visits or manage computer sharing time! Kiddos love it!!
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