6 Problems with Flexible Seating in the Classroom - Clutter-Free Classroom In education there will always be trends and Pinterest certainly fuels that. The latest obsession with teachers everywhere is “flexible seating in the classroom.” But, is an alternative seating classroom best for every student or teacher? Flexible seating success completely depends on how strong the teacher’s classroom management skills are, the flexible seating design, and how it is presented, implemented and maintained. 3 Fun Activities for any Novel Study - The Secondary English Coffee Shop When teaching a novel, I love to mix things up and throw in a fun, creative, or collaborative activity that engages students as they analyze and interpret the novel’s theme, characters, symbols, or conflict. This allows me to enhance my students’ understanding of the novel, and it gives them a break from the day-to-day routine of reading and reviewing that often accompanies novel studies. Providing students with fun and engaging, yet still rigorous, activities enhances their understanding and fosters a love of reading. Here are three fun activities that you can easily incorporate into any novel study. This is one of my favorite, go-to collaborative activities.
My Favorite Things & Recommended Resources Save Pinterest My Favorite Things and Recommended Resources! I get a lot of questions about the resources I use, and recommendations for certain tasks. Avatar : 8 outils en lignes Avator tools are like the comic tools I have covered in an earlier post before, they both involve the use of images but in a funny and joyful way. Of course these tools can be used for a variety of educational purposes with our students in the classroom. Let us first see what is an avatar ?
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CELV > Resources > Inventory of ICT tools Evaluation criteria: Added value: What is the potential of the tool for achieving learning objectives? Usability: How easy is the tool to use and to adapt to your teaching context? Interactivity: What possibilities does this tool offer for communication and collaboration amongst learners? 16 Great Educational Web Tools and Apps for Inquiry-based Learning February, 2016As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through asking questions. Unlike traditional learning methods that focus primarily on drills, memorization and rote learning, inquiry-based learning is essentially student-centered. It starts with posing questions and directly involves students in challenging hands-on activities that drive students to ask more questions and explore different learning paths.
5 Random Name Generators: The Modern Day Popsicle Sticks – TeachBytes Do you remember in elementary school when your teacher would pull a popsicle stick out of a jar at random with a student’s name on it? And that was the student who was chosen to read their story or feed the goldfish or go to recess first? Well, I still used popsicle sticks in my high school classroom. Can you solve "Einstein’s Riddle"? - Dan Van der Vieren For your convenience, here is a list of all the clues: 1. The Brit lives in the house with red walls. 2. The Swede has a dog. 3. The Dane drinks tea. 4. The house with green walls is directly to the left of the house with white walls. 5. Is Flexible Seating Overrated? One Teacher's Story I was optimistic. I scoured the research, pinned all the cutest ideas, got the buy-in from students and administrators, gathered some new gadgets, and then, one courageous day, we launched it: FLEXIBLE SEATING. It was a glorious day—one that I bragged about to all my colleagues. Students sat in their preferred areas, using clipboards and iPads instead of being limited to a traditional desk.