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Partner wheel: Put the kids you don't want together in the smaller circle and match them up to the kids in the larger circle. Ta-da!  Why didn't I think of that???

Partner wheel: Put the kids you don't want together in the smaller circle and match them up to the kids in the larger circle. Ta-da! Why didn't I think of that???

Instead of asking, “Does that make sense?” say, “Can you put that in your own words?”

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

Excellent collection of methods to put the student at the center of the learning environment

Student Centered Instructional Methods

Snowball Fight...kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper.  They do not write their names on the paper.  Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" (or baseball) fight.  At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it.  Would be great at the beginning of the year!

Snowball Fight...kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper. They do not write their names on the paper. Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" (or baseball) fight. At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it. Would be great at the beginning of the year!

15 Ways to Know When Your Students Aren’t “Getting” It: A Guide to Formative Assessment

15 Ways to Know When Your Students Aren’t “Getting” It: A Guide to Formative Assessment

genius!! way to partner students (and secretly keep the not-so-good partners from partnering!)The most basic way to use these is to write the names of any students you DO NOT want to be working together on the same wheel (he he). To find partners, simply turn the wheels until the names line up. In 5 years of using this, the students have never figured out that they won't be able to be partners with students on the same wheel as them.

genius!! way to partner students (and secretly keep the not-so-good partners from partnering!)The most basic way to use these is to write the names of any students you DO NOT want to be working together on the same wheel (he he). To find partners, simply turn the wheels until the names line up. In 5 years of using this, the students have never figured out that they won't be able to be partners with students on the same wheel as them.

Ideas for Lining Up Your Class - has a freebie with cards to use for creative ways to line up.

Ideas for Lining Up Your Class

I like the look of this "Choice Wheel" for #siblings to consult before they get a parent or adult involved. #communication #parenting

I like the look of this "Choice Wheel" for #siblings to consult before they get a parent or adult involved. #communication #parenting

Left vs. Right Brain. I thought they de-bunked this one. Or modified it. Neither side of my brain can keep up with this

Left vs. Right Brain. I thought they de-bunked this one. Or modified it. Neither side of my brain can keep up with this

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