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6 Hand Signals That Bring Learning to Life. Editor's note: This piece is co-authored by Ellie Cowen and Megan Nee, a second-grade teacher at Brophy Elementary in Framingham, Massachusetts.

6 Hand Signals That Bring Learning to Life

Imagine that you're a student. Your class has just learned something new. Your teacher asks for someone to share his or her strategy for the problem that you've just solved. You're beginning to feel as though you understand the new concept, and you have a strategy that you could share, but something is holding you back. You're worried that your ideas aren't good enough to be voiced. Later, you're working in a group with your friends. The Power of Nonverbals One of the greatest challenges in teaching a classroom of diverse learners is determining what students are thinking and how they are feeling about the concepts being introduced or processed.

In many classrooms, students use nonverbals to communicate certain thoughts when teachers introduce hand signals for bathroom breaks, "quiet" signals, and silent cheers. KidzSearch. Directions for Folded Books. A great way to encourage student writing in any content area is through the use of hands-on activities such as folded books.

Directions for Folded Books

Because the books are student made, they take ownership of the project and invest more time and effort into the work. Below you will find directions to a wide variety of foldables. Tips on Folding Books Websites on Folded Books: Folded Books (Kite, Clover, Heart) Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy – CELT. If you have trouble accessing the interactive Flash-based model below, the content is available in a text-only table.

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy – CELT

View Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Model (text-only) website. A statement of a learning objective contains a verb (an action) and an object (usually a noun). The verb generally refers to [actions associated with] the intended cognitive process.The object generally describes the knowledge students are expected to acquire or construct. Understanding Fair Use. Fair use is an important part of copyright law that provides some flexibility for users and new creators.

Understanding Fair Use

Social Studies 6 Resources. Note: This course uses a standards-based approach to the study of the Eastern Hemisphere.

Social Studies 6 Resources

Units are built around learning targets, rather than specific regions of the Eastern Hemisphere. Within each unit, there is wide latitude for teachers and students to use maps, examples, case studies, etc. from various regions to illustrate the key concepts and skills in the unit. The learning targets in Unit 1 are foundational and skills targets that should reinforced throughout the study of the Eastern Hemisphere. There are also other natural connections between learning targets in different units (e.g. economics and trade in history) that should be made. See the Clear Learning Targets for unpacked targets, instructional strategies, and assessment tasks. Instructional Resources by Unit 1. Geography Skills Geographic Regions. Test Specifications G6 SocialStudies. Grade 6 Social Studies Model Curriculum April2014.

These 18 practices are proven effective for teaching reading. These 18 practices are proven effective for teaching reading What works when you teach reading?

These 18 practices are proven effective for teaching reading

These 18 teaching practices have been shown effective by reading researchers. Some are for beginning readers, some for older readers, and some for readers of all ages. Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher. Image credit: iStockphoto Back-to-school content is usually focused on teachers and students, and as these two groups will have the largest workload ahead of them, that makes sense. But for students, the ultimate support system is not an expert teacher, but an informed and supportive family.

One of the most significant challenges facing formal education in the United States is the chasm separating schools and communities. The more informed a family is, the more seamlessly they'll connect to so many other edu-constructs, from extracurricular activities and tutoring to reading programs and school-related events. Finley-53ways-check-for-understanding.pdf. 138 Influences Related To Achievement - Hattie effect size list. John Hattie developed a way of ranking various influences in different meta-analyses related to learning and achievement according to their effect sizes.

138 Influences Related To Achievement - Hattie effect size list

In his ground-breaking study “Visible Learning” he ranked 138 influences that are related to learning outcomes from very positive effects to very negative effects. Hattie found that the average effect size of all the interventions he studied was 0.40. Therefore he decided to judge the success of influences relative to this ‘hinge point’, in order to find an answer to the question “What works best in education?” Hattie studied six areas that contribute to learning: the student, the home, the school, the curricula, the teacher, and teaching and learning approaches. But Hattie did not only provide a list of the relative effects of different influences on student achievement.

Hattie Ranking of Effect Sizes Click on the image for an interactive visualization of the effect size lists. Methods for assessing group work. Group work in the classroom: types of small groups. My ORC Collection > View a Folder. Thinking Like a Historian. Bringing History Home. Bringing History Home. C3-Framework-for-Social-Studies. Stanford History Education Group. 5 Ways You Can Benefit From Teaching Channel's Website.

Instructional Shifts in Social Studies - Google Docs.