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Beginning Board Reports
There’s no dillydallying when Jan M.’s students enter her classroom. They get right to work on a daily Board Report. Find out how she uses this 5-10 minute activity to set the right tone and get students ready to learn.
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Class Note Taker
How do you make sure that students who are absent get the materials they missed? Enlist another student's help! See how Ms. Caney makes students helping students work for her.
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Everyone's a Critic
When Ms. Pergande shows instructional videos to her class, she uses a unique strategy to encourage attentive listening. Read more about how she organizes the game, rewards students for playing, and get everyone to be a film critic.
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Film Clips Reinforce Learning and Note-Taking
Ms. Cashell uses short film clips to reinforce specific subjects and topics of study, and to help students practice note-taking skills with three writing prompts.
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Interview Skills
This fun, skill-intensive project focuses on interviewing and presentation skills, and will help students stay engaged and focused as spring fever starts to kick in. Everyone gets involved – no slackers allowed!
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Literature about the Old West
When it comes ot teaching about the Old West, this educator says silence is golden. See how she teachers her high school learners by using olf films in a unique way.
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Sticky Note Taking
I find that using square sticky notes for note taking is a wonderful way to keep my students focused. They use them to keep notes on specific sections of our social studies text and as a place to writ...
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Strategies for Success
I spend a lot of time connecting what we do in the classroom with the world of work. For example, students' supplies are their tools for their current job. If they are unprepared, I remind them that i...
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Taking Notes
I do not lecture to middle school students. I have the students take divided page notes as we read. We stop periodically as we are reading, and I show a PowerPoint presentation on the important items....
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Taking Notes at the Zoo
On a field trip, it's usually difficult for students to take notes because they have to juggle note paper or clipboards at each exhibit. When we go to the zoo, they make 4x6 index card books and they ...
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