In “Sneak Peek,” students ages 14 and up analyze literature and visually demonstrate their comprehension of details. Using the Stop Motion Studio app, they create a book trailer promoting its imagery, symbolism, or theme. Students select a scene they feel best illustrates their point and then create a storyboard before making their video. The class then watches and discusses everyone’s creations. For more lesson ideas, use this free book: http://apple.co/BookTrailer
The Stand-Up Game: A Classroom Strategy. this short video gives a great tip on working with less than motivated teens. Great for middle and high school (and maybe even staff meetings!!) Watch at: https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/stand-up-game
I’m a big fan of one-on-one conferencing with students as a way to connect with them and check for understanding. I use this “deli-style” format with students as a fun way to let them know it is their turn to conference with me. Each student is given a ticket (from 1 to how ever many students you have in class) at the beginning of class and meets me at the designated conference area in the room when they hear the “DING!” and their number appears on the projector screen. Kids love it!
Tell your students nobody leaves until they are all back. Thanks for the idea @Sarah Chintomby Chintomby Chintomby Chintomby Chintomby Chintomby Cal Take a cardboard box, cut little X's for the pencils to punch through. Or you can take a 2x4 or a piece of thicker wood and drill holes 3/4 of the way through the wood with a drill bit that is slightly larger than the writing utensils. Then I put pieces of tape on each with a number relating to each student's seat number.