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Active Student Learning Games
Ms. Bezet has discovered that her young students learn best when they’re active. Learn about the half dozen different kinesthetic learning games she uses to teach vocabulary, parts of speech and other language arts skills.
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Answer to Teacher Interruptions
Ms. Johnson read a book writen by educators that outlines specific instructions to help you curb classroom interruptions. Read about the book she discovered!
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Balanced Behavior
Ms. Carroll tracks the collective behavior of her entire classroom by balancing the good against the bad, literally. She uses an actual balance scale. It’s a great visual reminder and helps students see their progress towards a positive reward.
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Changing Signals
Keeping order while students change classes or switch from one activity to another can sometimes require all the patiene you can muster. Here are some tips from Ms. Moreng that you might find very useful throughout your day
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Cooking Party
Ms. Hardman hosts an after school cooking party, a voluntary activity that not only produces a yummy snack but also promotes non-verbal communication - all questions and answers must be conveyed with hand gestures or written on the chalkboard.
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Daily Brain Stretcher
Ms. Jury’s 2-minute warm up activity is based on the game Junior Outburst. Discover how she uses it to boost creative thinking, promote cooperative learning, and prepare students for the main lesson.
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Directions
Ms. Crates employs a unique lesson for map skills and writing directions. See why her students learn from it and love it. Caveat: this top involved vehicles and permission slips!
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Focus First, Then Questions
Do you ever wish students would actually read your instructions before asking questions about them? Ms. McCarthy certainly did, so she developed a very effective method for teaching the simple, fundamentally important skill of following directions.
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Listening and Thinking
Mr. Edwards came up with a clever way to hone students' listening skills. Best of all, it's a game, and students sometimes aren't even aware of the valuable listening lesson they learn from it.
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Listening Skills Activity
Here's a listening skill activity that Mr. Kovach uses on and off all year. It's light-hearted, and it works for him. Read about it here and see if it can work for you!
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