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Appropriate Feedback
Ms. May’s students learn to make positive comments and give constructive criticism when analyzing their peer’s work. Read about how she models appropriate feedback for her students and makes use of her unique Glow and Grow worksheets.
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Ask Three Before Me
This "oldie but goodie" still has legs. Teaching in a K-6 computer lab with 20+ students at a time can be quite taxing when the questions come fast and furious...
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Breaking Up Story Dialogue
A great way to help kids break up a story into its proper format when dialogue is concerned is to use different colored highlighters. Have students highlight one speaker in one color and another speak...
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Counting Combinatorics
In a mathematics course that I teach, there is an advanced unit in counting combinatorics. As a cooperative assessment, I give the kids the odds against being dealt all possible five-card hands in a g...
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Crime Lab Science
In my many years of teaching chemistry and physics, I observed that the laboratory investigations that created the most enthusiasm were those that cast the student in the role of crime lab analyst. Ra...
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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Fill in the last few minutes of each day with this game that makes questions easy to ask (great for you!) but the answers something to think about (great for students!).
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Drawing Seats
Ms. Wells likes to shake up her seating chart on a regular basis. Read how her students use critical thinking skills to decipher clues and find their seats.
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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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Learning Centers
When a handful of my students finish their work ahead of the class, I return to the idea first encountered 20 years ago as a beginning teacher: instructional centers. Varying the centers to focus more...
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Literary Character Olympics
Tracee holds her own version of the Summer Olympics in her English class. Characters from novels serve as the athletes, and students decide in which events the characters compete. Students defend choices in large group discussion.
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