Flexibility in thinking is an important skill to teach in the classroom. Creative thinking takes students to new heights in their learning and understanding, and flexible thinking allows them to generate different ideas for one answer or solution.
Have you ever observed a teacher teaching a group of students and and noticed how much the teacher talked vs the students. As a teacher, I have often had to stop myself from talking too much and instead work in deliberate ways to get students to talk
from I.N.K. (Interesting Nonfiction for Kids): 10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids Reading response activities for non-fiction, from Loreen Leedy- need this for some of my "beyond level" kids
Questioning RIGHT Answers For Deeper Student Learning
After just a few hours with your class, you can usually tell which students are the kinesthetic learners. These are usually the students who are fidgeting, tapping their pencils, and having trouble staying on task
Curriculum and instruction that are scaffolded Pg. 64 We need to scaffold our instruction to all of our students. Even your bright students will need your help and scaffolding. Every student should have the help and support from their teacher.