How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible
This is a great strategy for increasing engagement in your students and for using higher order thinking skills, whether you teach Kindergarten or grade twelve
Emoji learning goal rating scale in high school classroom. Relatable and current. Students will leave a post-it note next to a number to rate their understanding after finishing a lesson/unit. #learninggoals #commoncore #marzano #ratingscale
An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century
In 2011, I wrote a blog post, titled Upgrade your KWL Chart to the 21st Century. It described how I learned about a new version of the traditional KWL (What do I Know, What do I Want to know and wh…
The Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs Poster for Teachers
An eye-catching resource packed full of action verbs that define each stage of Bloom's Taxonomy.
Time to add some challenging fun to your classroom routine with Brain Teasers for teens! First, give these head-scratchers a try: When you’re ready, scroll down for the answers. Now, did you really give yourself time to think through the answers? Challenging, no? There are many different ways you might want to use these slides…
Crime Scene Activity: Analyzing Primary and Secondary Source Evidence
“The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing” is a customizable activity that asks students to solve a crime based on their analysis of evidence. First students must classify the twelve pieces of evidence as primary or secondary source evidence. Then students must decide which type of evidence they will use: primary or secondary, and explain why. Finally, students will analyze each piece of relevant evidence to draw conclusion about who the guilty teacher might be.
Classroom Accommodations for Dysgraphia
For kids with dysgraphia, the effort of writing can get in the way of learning. Here's a look at some classroom accommodations that can help kids with writing issues.