Successful Socratic Seminars: Help Students Prepare, Participate & Reflect on Classroom Discussions
Are you thinking about holding a socratic seminar in your classroom? Or maybe your last whole class discussion didn't work out so well? Read on for why fishbowl discussions are the way to go and how to help students prepare for, participate in, and reflect on class discussions.
Creating a Graffiti Wall in the Classroom - HoJo's Teaching
Using a Graffiti Wall as Review in the classroom is a fun, hands-on way to review materials. It can be used at ANY grade level. Let students write or draw. Click through to get more details and ideas!
Teachers Have Sensory Needs Too
The TooLoud! app is ideal for the teacher who needs to limit noise in the classroom environment. It records decibels, displaying the volume levels in numbers. Use it to let the class know when they cross the auditory line. Hook your iPad up to the projector and manage the working noise level in class by letting the students see the feedback for themselves.
Great end of year gift to students :) What a fun idea! Give each student a sheet of paper with every classmate's name on it. They have to write a nice sentence about everyone, then each student has 20+ nice things written about him or her. Some students don't hear about how great they are at home, so this can be a much-needed pep talk. Collect them all in a frame to preserve them. Kids will love hearing about how great they are from classmates.