Developing Independent Learners – The 7 Monkeys! The 15 minute forum tonight was led by our two science NQTs – Faye Hedley (@f_hedley) and Becky Owen. They shared a strategy they have been using called ‘The 7 Monkeys’. The 7 Monkeys is a way of enabling students to learn a concept, process or idea independently with minimal teacher input.
Looking For Biodiversity This lesson plan may be used to address the academic standards listed below. These standards are drawn from Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 Education: 2nd Edition and have been provided courtesy of theMid-continent Research for Education and Learningin Aurora, Colorado. Grade level: 6 - 8Subject area: Life ScienceStandard: Knows about the diversity and unity that characterize life.Benchmarks: Knows ways in which living things can be classified (e.g., taxonomic groups of plants, animals, and fungi; groups based on the details of organisms' internal and external features; groups based on the roles within an ecosystem, such as producers, consumers, and decomposers).
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Lesson: Nat. of Sci. mini-lesson: Checks Lab Before Doing this lab, consider doing the NEW High-Tech Version: The E-Mail Lab. (Details below under EXTENSIONS AND VARIATIONS. TEACHER PREPARATIONS: 1. Because this lesson provides an excellent opportunity to understand important elements of the Nature of Science , be sure to read our General Background Information, with our Rationale and our Approach, and tips for Presenting the lessons for maximum effect and Dispelling some of the popular myths about science. 2. In any of the discussions expected with the class, select a few key items (important concepts) that lend themselves to interpretation, and introduce class to the Think-Pair-Share (TPS) routine dealing with those items.
Biodiversity Teaching Materials » www.pathwaysproject.kbs.msu.edu Blog Biodiversity: Research Professional Development Materials Assessments Scientist Leila Desotelle talks with students about stream macro-invertebrates at Kellogg Biological Station. Target Grades: Middle School and High School (modification suggestions for each level are included) Description:Students will explore functional and taxonomic diversity in a stream ecosystem, learn about food web relationships, and learn about the ways in which abiotic and biotic factors determine what organisms are present in a community. Students will make and install leaf packs in a stream, wait for the leaf packs to be colonized by stream organisms, measure abiotic variables that could influence leaf pack colonization, retrieve the leaf packs and classify the organisms they find in both taxonomic and functional ways, and discuss how the leaf pack community is situated within a larger ecosystem. Assessments — Assessments include student tests, teacher tests, and interview protocols.
Digital Differentiation Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation. Note: The interactive graphics you see below have been updated.
Ec3 Professional Development Have you been working on school sustainability and looking to enrich and sharpen your skills and brainstorm with peers? Are you passionate about educating for sustainability, but unsure about how to get your school more deeply engaged? Join us at NCTC. Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students. Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.