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Classroom Discussions
I created the 'talking stick jar' because everyone in my class wanted to talk at once and I hated making the kids raise their hands. I needed something that was fair and kind of fun. All the kids have...
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Hand on the Heart
I ask my students to put their hand on their hearts when they would like to share something rather than raising their hands which can be disruptive. This works for me and the kids seem to like it.
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Independent Thinkers I
Periodically, I have students who ask exorbitant amounts of questions, either for lack of using their skills to figure out an answer or for attention. I developed a plan to curb this behavior. When ap...
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Independent Thinkers II
Standards demand that content be placed in an environment where children discover processes and results on their own. Whenever children raise a question, I allow them the opportunity to answer themsel...
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Park Your Questions
“Hold that Thought” has a new meaning in Kate’s classroom. Her students park their questions until she’s ready to answer them. It’s a fun and simple way to catch random items that might otherwise have been forgotten.
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Restroom Breaks
My kindergarten children are learning to raise their hands to speak, so I wanted a different, yet quiet, signal for those who need to use the restroom. My children now raise their hand with the pointe...
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Wait Cards
I use numbered cards to organize students who need my individual attention. I laminate the kind of cards made for classroom calendars and put them in order in a basket…
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