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Responsive Classroom

Responsive Classroom

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Cooperative Learning: Effective Team Work! 20+ Resources Posted by Shelly Terrell on Friday, November 19th 2010 Part of the Cool Sites series Every Friday I am presenting free webinars thanks to American TESOL! We have an incredible time. COMICS IN THE CLASSROOM: How one Wissahickon teacher uses comic books to connect with his students - Ambler Gazette By Dutch on Twitter Wissahickon High School social studies teacher Tim Smyth uses comic books in his class lessons. BOB RAINES -- DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA njea Cindy, a well-educated, highly qualified and recent college graduate pursuing a fourth-grade teaching position, offers a common response to the principal’s interview question, “How do you plan to manage your classroom?” Cindy confidently responds, “I plan to develop a system where students will earn points for good behavior during the week and any student who earns a predetermined number of points will receive tickets to enter a raffle for prizes at the end of the week.” Like Cindy, thousands of graduates from teacher education programs across New Jersey excitedly prepare for the job search in hopes of landing a teaching position in this difficult job market. During these interviews, prospective teachers will undoubtedly be asked a question or two about classroom management.

Resources for Teaching Digital Literacy Search Tools Search is the essential 21st century skill. Developing search literacy in students should be the priority of our education. s Guide Classroom Management Strategies and Resources Page Classroom Management Strategies, Classroom Management Printouts Grade BooksPrintable Incentive ChartsClassroom Management Strategies Discipline - Stages of Classroom Discipline Discipline - Four Steps for Better Classroom Management Discipline - Techniques that Backfire Discipline - Proactive Discipline Structuring Collaboration for Student Success (Keys to PBL Series Part 3) Peggy: The teacher doesn’t just throw control to the students and say, "Let me know what you figure out." She really has to plan ahead of time, she has to figure out how to group the students so that they're the most productive. She has to scaffold their work, so she provides hints or clues or templates, worksheets is necessary, to kinda show them what they need to do first, what they might consider doing next. She has to teach them how to work together. Teamwork is not something that comes naturally, especially for younger students.

Your Secret Weapon: Wait Time (Professional Development Teaching Advice, Grades K-12) Listen in on many classrooms at all levels, and you'll probably hear teachers asking question after question. With so many questions coming at them, students have little time to think. Looking at it another way: the more questions that are asked, the less thinking occurs. Classroom observations reveal that teachers typically wait less than 1 second for students to respond to a question. A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning by Terry Heick I’ve been talking with a friend recently about project-based learning, which is leading to a TeachThought Project-Based Learning framework hopefully sometime next week. (Or whenever I finally get this TeachThought podcast off the ground–maybe Tuesday? Ish?) In the meantime–and in pursuit–I’ve been thinking of the kinds of questions I consider when planning a project–or planning a unit when students plan a project on their own.

and IdeaPaint: Creating an Interactive Classroom [Video] We’re big fans of IdeaPaint, a special kind of paint that can turn anything into a dry-erase writing surface (you can read more about it here). When you combine IdeaPaint’s ability turn any wall or surface into a canvas and Evernote’s ability to capture, archive and make that surface searchable, the possibilities for turning any room into an interactive environment are endless. These two products come together in a particularly exciting way in a classroom environment, which can become a more creative and engaging place to learn. When geography teacher Mike Curta reached out to us about his plans to transform his Eisenhower High School classroom using IdeaPaint and Evernote, we knew we wanted to learn more. Throughout the school year, Mike kept us updated with his progress by sending photos and email updates about the learning environment he created and the positive results he was observing.

Modes and Video Games Music There's a very useful classification of music which helps explain why pieces sound dramatically more happy or sad: the major and minor scales. The major scale is the staging ground for most of the peaceful or upbeat music you'll hear, whereas the minor is a little darker and used for more music with some conflict or sorrow inherent to it. Darth Vader's theme from Star Wars and Captain Jack Sparrow's theme from Pirates of the Caribbean are both written in a minor key, and the major key dominates the lullaby scene and most tension free music.

Establishing Classroom Rules and Expectations the First Week of School is Crucia "Do we have to have classroom rules?" is what some students always ask. Establishing class rules and expectations for effective classroom management the first week of school is crucial! It sets the tone of how you want your class to run and let's the students know what's expected of them early in the year. Stuckey in Second: Close Reading with Oreos {by Primary Polka Dots} What a fun day! My team and I heard about this awesome OREO cookie lesson from the third grade teachers at our school and of course, since it involved OREOs, we had to try it!! It was just one of those awesome lessons, better than I thought it would be. It made my whole day! (Even if the kids had been eating Oreos!) For the full lesson, see Lindsay's store at Primary Polka Dots for her Close Reading lessons.

8 Great Websites for Smart Quotations and Sayings Quotes are a great way of adding 'a taste' to your writings. They also back ones ideas in such a way that the reader feels the professional touch all over the text. Academically speaking, students rarely use this technique in their essay writing. Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing Photo MUSIC is not tangible. You can’t eat it, drink it or mate with it.