Total Participation Techniques

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"What Stuck With You Today?" - Awesome end of the day activity for every classroom!!

"What Stuck With You Today?" - Awesome end of the day activity!

I absolutely love these post-it boards! What a great way for students to reflect on the day and share what they've learned with each other. Click on the images above to link directly to these...

First day activities

The BEST First Day Ever!

I think that I had the best first day ever in all of my MANY years of teaching! I just love my class! We did lots of team building and getting to know you activities today and not much meat. I learned a LOT about some of my kiddos! One of them is even PERFECT (just ask him!) One of the things we did today was the sticky note posters - you know which ones. They are all over Pinterest. Here are ours... No surprises on this one. We learn new stuff every day. We learn new things. To get ready…

A fun way to get kids to participate in classroom discussions and to check their understanding.

A fun way to get kids to participate in classroom discussions and to check their understanding.

Great quote from ASCD's 2012 conference. Image links to my blog post summary about what I learned in the conference sessions.

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ASCD’s annual conference is coming to a close as I write this: I’m in the last session on Monday afternoon. Yesterday went by so quickly I decided to combine the Sunday and Monday summaries into one final reflections post. (If you missed my first post from the conference, here are my reflections on day one.) DAY …

Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development | Edutopia

Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

Summer is almost here, an ideal time to read PD books and learn about strategies and resources that will give your classroom a fresh look in the fall. Here are five books that are worth a look.

I like these! Hold-Ups are interaction-based activities that use response cards. In these activities, students interactively reflect on a prompt and hold up a card, paper, or whiteboard in response. From the ASCD book Total Participation Techniques by Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele

TPT Hold-Ups

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.

Chapter 1. The High Cost of Disengagement excerpted from Total Participation Techniques

The High Cost of Disengagement

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.

Chapter 1. The High Cost of Disengagement excerpted from Total Participation Techniques

The High Cost of Disengagement

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.

A great book excerpt from "Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner" on ensuring total group participation.

How to Ensure Total Group Participation in the Classroom - ASCD Inservice

When it comes to collaborative learning, active participation is key. But, how do you get students to trust their peers, share their thoughts, and engage in learning? In the best-selling book, Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner, authors Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele share strategies that will help students to reveal their […]

In my classroom, I'm always looking for ways to engage and involve all my students at the same time. Using total participation techniques, I am ens...

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Sticks- Total Participation Idea

In my classroom, I'm always looking for ways to engage and involve all my students at the same time. Using total participation techniques, I am ensured that all students are trying, listening, and learning! One of the things I'm using this year are thumbs up and thumbs down response sticks. I lamina...

Total Participation Techniques

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At last month’s ASCD conference, I had the pleasure of speaking with William and Persida Himmele, the husband and wife team who wrote the wonderful new book Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner. I can’t say enough good things about how useful and practical this book is, and I’m excited to share it with you. …