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Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class - SimpleK12

Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class - SimpleK12
The following is a guest post from Michelle Doman, a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Brandon Middle School in Wisconsin. Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class Many people get a little squeamish, wiggly, and offer a scrunched expression when I respond to the question, “What grades do you teach?” I teach middle school, and with heart and honesty, I find great joys (and challenges) in teaching the group referred to as “tweens” and adolescents. So, I invite you into the quirky world of middle school. Do not fear…you will become comfortable in a beanbag, find a new young-at-heart-love-for reading air, and (at times chuckle) as I give you a sneak-peek into the crevices (oh, look out for that dirty sock) of the teenage minds. Here are the Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class... 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. If anyone has more ideas to capture the wondering, daydreaming, (hormonal) minds of middle school students, I would love to read about them. P.S.

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Cause and Effect Game Bring the fun of card games and comprehension practice together in an innovative way! A great indoor game for older students, this engaging cause and effect activity quizzes your child on cause and effect relationships, and challenges him to use creative thinking skills too! What You Do: Step 1: Begin by refreshing your child’s memory on cause-and-effect. Students need to understand this relationship in order to make logical story connections. Cause-and-effect is a relationship that writers use to show how facts, events, or concepts happen or come into being because of other facts, events or concepts.

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Family Yearbook This family yearbook makes a great keepsake that memorializes your year together. Making a family yearbook is a great way to document activities and reflect on the past in a collective and creative setting. Games, trips, recitals, parties, milestones passed, and challenges met over the last year are all worthy to be put in print, and after a few afternoons of work on the project, you'll have preserved these memories for generations to come! Make a family yearbook with your kid to celebrate the passing of a great year. What You Need:

15 Great Mindmapping Tools and Apps Mindmapping is the process of drawing up diagrams that show relations between various ideas, tasks or information. For many of us this shows to actually be a way of taking notes that can be more useful than just writing down keywords or sentences like we do on a to-do list. By drawing mind maps you actually visualize your tasks and how each task can influence each other in a better way, making your brain remember more easily and/or come up with new ideas. The Tools There are various tools for mindmapping out there, both free and paid versions.

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Cooperative Learning What is Cooperative Learning? Cooperative learning is an instructional strategy that simultaneously addresses academic and social skill learning by students. It is a well-researched instructional strategy and has been reported to be highly successful in the classroom.

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