Converting measurements and displaying talent! Thank you, Ms. Aiken, for sharing the work of one of your students! Impressive!
Mrs. Sane uses www.todaysmeet.com to have students respond to her Essential Question at the beginning of class and then leads a conversation based on their responses.
TodaysMeet is a chat platform that provides every student a voice and encourages engagement and discussion. If you haven't tried it before, you should do so and let me know how it works.
Show some love to our Counselors today! It is the end of Counselor Appreciation Week and we want them to know how thankful we are to have each one of them!
Mr. Ross's students reviewing semester content with games they created...total engagement, fun, and meaningful method of assessment!
So, today I decided to step into Mr. Thornton's room to check out what our Seniors are doing. It seemed like a typical day...bell ringer and quiz review were on the agenda. Two sentences were on the board for parts of speech identification. Nothing special, right? Even a little boring, maybe? WRONG!
Want to know why? Mr. Thornton's students were ENGAGED and ACCOUNTABLE. Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the most effective. Calling on students based on pulling names written on popsicle sticks from a popcorn bucket may seem elementary. Who cares? It works and it equates to instant accountability! Did they giggle? Yes, they did. Did they answer the questions when their name was called? Yes, they did. Did they pay attention because they thought they may be next? Yes, they did.
Good instruction does not have to be complicated or labor intensive to be effective. Thank you, Mr. Thornton!
Check out the student-created videos below from Mr. Harris' class! The assignment was completely self-discovery, with the students only using their prior knowledge of equations and graphs. Thought it turned out great...thank you for sharing!
When students are able to teach others a concept, their own understanding becomes much deeper. Having students create instructional videos is an innovative way for students to organize their thoughts and become "the expert" on a topic. If you would like to try it, you can explore screen recorders available online like Screencast-O-Matic or Icecream. The process is surprisingly simple!
Please make a point to stop by and thank our Fab Five for everything they do for us! We couldn't function without them!
Stressed because there is so much content and so little time? There are some simple and creative ways being used to review and all you have to do is look next door! If you have a good idea you would like to share, please let me know!!