Understanding Inquiry in Health and Physical Education
What is Inquiry-Based Learning “Inquiry-based learning is a process where students are involved in their learning, formulating questions, investigate widely and then build new understandings, meanings and knowledge. That knowledge is new to the students and may be used to answer a question, to develop a solution or to support a position or point of view.
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Illustrations of Practice showcase teaching practice from across Australia at the four career stages of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. The Illustrations include a range of different pedagogical approaches, and are not intended to be prescriptive or exhaustive. AITSL is grateful to the teachers who shared their authentic, illustrative and instructive practice.
Starting Strong with "Transformative," Simple Think-Pair-Share
In order for my students to progress to successful pop-up debates, and to drastically increase the quantity of speaking they'll do during their time in my room, I need to start with the simplest possible training ground for verbal communication: two people having a conversation. Toward that end, the first week of school finds me teaching Frank Lyman's classic Think-Pair-Share routine, and the rest of the weeks of school have me using it for roughly 80 percent of the student speaking that will happen in my room all year.  I'll start the argument for this simple, powerful strategy not with my own words, but with those of two greats of our profession, Harvey “Smokey” Daniels and Nancy Steineke. These two, far superior to me in wisdom and experience, put it frankly in their highly practical Teaching the Social Skills of Academic Interaction: Step-by-Step Lessons for Respect, Responsibility, and Results: Intense, right? I agree with them.
Fourth Grade Reading Comprehension Test Collection – 9 Tales of 9 Tails: Use the information in the story to answer the 5 comprehension questions. Answer Key Is Included. Each story is part of an ongoing story of self-discovery and growth of a 9-tailed fox. Traditionally considered an evil fairytale creature, like Europe’s Big Bad Wolf, this is a lighter take on the creature’s folklore.
Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?
MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with serious behavioral disorders might fare better at school if they get some exercise during the day, a new study suggests. The researchers focused on children and teenagers with conditions that included autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression. They looked at whether structured exercise during the school day -- in the form of stationary "cybercycles" -- could help ease students' behavioral issues in the classroom. Over a period of seven weeks, the study found it did.
Choose your own Statistics is produced by ABC Splash in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Commission. This unique interactive learning resource has been designed to enable students from Years 5 to 8 to gain a better understanding of important human rights issues as they explore the latest statistics from respected Australian institutions. Thought-provoking Infographics encourage students to critically evaluate their beliefs and deepen their understanding of the role that data representation plays in building knowledge and influencing decisions about social issues. Innovative technology enables students to explore the demographics of Australian society on a national and state level and see how the constitution of our country has changed over time.
Response: The Best Teaching Advice Is...
(This is the first post in a three-part series) The new "question-of-the-week" is: What is a one-to-three sentence passage have you read—in a book, online, magazine, etc.—OR something that you were told or heard that has had a major impact on your teaching?
Grammar & Vocabulary Games
vocabulary games provide a quality complement to regular classroom work, giving students the opportunity to practice vocabulary concepts in a fun way. This in turn ensures that students acquire new Language Arts skills all the while setting the stage for a lifetime of learning appreciation. As teachers know, the eighth grade vocabulary curriculum is closely linked with not only proficiency in reading comprehension but also proficiency in eighth grade writing. Because vocabulary is the common denominator, parents can play an important role in helping their children meet literacy goals by having them play fun online vocabulary games.
Better Classes Improve Behavior of Special Needs Kids
Updated January 14, 2016. Inappropriate curriculum and instruction can lead to many types of problem behaviors in students with learning disabilities, while the right classes may prevent special needs children from acting out. Determine if there's a link between a special needs child's behavior problems and her classwork, with this overview.
I thought so too-it has come in handy more than once by bretgosselin May 19
Excellent library of Before, During, and After reading strategies by steiniger May 19