We want students to work at their own pace, but when one student is significantly slower than his peers, it can cause problems for him and for his teachers. These strategies can help. Continue Reading →
When it comes to the success of an individual classroom, nothing is more important than the relationship between the teacher and the students. When it comes to the success of an entire school, nothing is more important than the relationship of the adults in the building.
The #1 Factor That Determines A Toxic or Thriving School Culture
So, the Tug of War strategy goes like this: Present a fairness dilemma. Identify the factors that "pull" at each side of the dilemma. These are the two sides of the tug of war. Ask students to think of "tugs", or reasons why they support a certain side of the dilemma. Ask them to try to think of reasons on the other side the dilemma as well. Generate "what if?" questions to explore the topic further.
10 Quick and Easy Differentiation Strategies I found this on a classroom wall yesterday while supplying and I thought it was a great little reminder of the ways you can differentiate instruction while teaching. Start working as a team to identify the resources necessary to support all student needs. Provide choice. Vary materials - match texts to readers. Group and re-group for different purposes. Build in movement (e.g., transitions, drama responses, etc.). Use graphic organ