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Diana Irene Saldana

K20 Center :: Instructional Strategies - 91 views

    A wonderful collection of instructional strategies that includes detailed descriptions.
Sandy Avoa-Belinga

10 Faulty Teaching Strategies to Avoid - 9 views

    Teachers using effective teaching strategies are never afraid to try new things and are always developing their craft, but must pay attention to their innovations.

Vocabulary Strategies - Learning Tasks - 59 views

    A list of great vocabulary strategies
Yozo Horiuchi

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom - 63 views

    How do children gain a deeper understanding of how they think, feel, and act so that they can improve their learning and develop meaningful relationships? Since antiquity, philosophers have been intrigued with how human beings develop self-awareness -- the ability to examine and understand who we are relative to the world around us.

25 classroom management strategies to get silence from a noisy group of students - Beha... - 125 views

    25 great ideas for getting loud classes to quiet down.
Jennifer Diaz

13 Strategies to Improve Student Classroom Discussions - 148 views

  • These 13-teacher and expert-tested strategies will strengthen your students' ability to find and use evidence from any text
  • Texts that inspire questions encourage students to return to the text and find support for their answers
  • Require students to have evidence ready at the start of the discussion
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  • starting with one overarching focus question
  • The challenge is getting students to expand and explain. To get students to explain why they choose a piece of evidence, provide them with a structure that moves from evidence to interpretation. Williams' students use a graphic organizer with three columns: They write their answer in the first column, note textual evidence in the second, and explain their evidence in the third.
    • Jennifer Diaz
      I want to do this!
  • evidence will actually open up a text to different interpretations
  • "prove it"
  • Use sentence starters strategically
  • the author uses this evidence to ... this lets us know that ...
  • In the text ... the author mentions ...
  • Give students enough time to flip through and find just the right piece of evidence. If other students are getting antsy, choose one of your always-ready students to share, then loop back to the student who needed time with the text
    • Jennifer Diaz
      Good idea to keep the pace moving, while providing enough time to find better evidence.
    • deniseahlquist
      And if you encourage a collaborative atmosphere, having students ALL look for evidence related to each person's idea will mean they are all engaged in searching whenever anyone makes a claim. Either choose someone who has found it, or have them mark the page and keep searching for more evidence. Then have students ALL GO to the passage cited, so they can closely follow and respond with additional or conflicting evidence.
  • "Just because there's more than one right answer," says Riley, "doesn't mean there's no wrong answer."
    • deniseahlquist
      Part of what students do when they all look for evidence for each idea is to learn to weigh evidence for competing ideas and sift out "weaker" or unsupported answers from "stronger" claims. Brainstorming an idea that later doesn't pan out should not e seen as bad or wrong, but more accurately as the way idea-generating and sifting actually happens in many situations.
  • According to page
  • go back to the text
  • Listen for how students personalize the discussion, and encourage them to develop their own voice.
  • create an anchor chart
    • Jennifer Diaz
      Create and authentic anchor chart of student/teacher generated starters and prompts.
  • They answer the focus question a second time, explain whether or not they changed their answers, and reflect on how the evidence brought up during discussion impacted their thinking.
    Great ideas for 6th grade response to literature discussion and writing.
    I haven't taught sixth grade for 3 1/2 years now, but if I ever go back to ms, I'd incorporate this into my weekly plans. One way I get my second graders to grow their thinking is by having them respond to one another using the following prompts:

     I agree with the part about…
     Going back to what you said about…
     One thing I noticed…
     One thing I pictured…
     It reminded me of…
     I am not sure what you are saying. Could you say it in another way?
     I agree with what you are saying because…
     What you just said matches what is in my mind because…
     I hear what you are saying, but I see it differently because…
     If what you said is true, is it not also true that…
     That is true, but…
    Or - That is true, and…
     Could you say more?
     Could you give me an example?
     I would like to add on to what _________ said.
     I have an example of what you just said.
     I wonder why…
     I was surprised to see…
     Another thing that goes with that is…
     So are you saying…
Sharin Tebo

Making Thinking Visible Guide - 158 views

    A Classroom Resource Guide to Making Thinking Visible
    Not available :-(
Jenna Ervin

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia - 89 views

    53 ways to check for understanding, alternative assessment
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