Words of Wisdom and Practical Tools
Shared by teachers in classrooms like yours across the state. Learn from colleagues who have been in your shoes, as they share specific skills and strategies to improve engagement and learning in the classroom.
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This video introduces ‘The One-Pager’, a versatile teaching tool that allows students to express their understanding of lessons creatively and concisely. The tool can be used across various forms of content, including text, film, and songs. It provides an efficient way to fill extra class time and makes grading more enjoyable for educators. The One-Pager is easy to adapt and modify to suit the needs of language learners and students with special needs. The video offers valuable tips on structuring the activity, suggesting the use of a gallery walk at the end of the class to exhibit students’ work.
“The Raffle Ticket Activity” is a positive behavior support strategy that encourages students to engage actively in lessons and promotes behaviors such as raising their hand and communicating effectively within their groups. It can be implemented for a single class period, an entire day, or throughout the school year. This approach works well in elementary and middle school for general education, special education, and English language learners.
“Build Rapport at the Door” is a long-term relationship building strategy so students are more likely to be engaged in learning, feel supported and comfortable asking for help when they need it. This strategy works for all content areas and all ages, and is more effective when implemented at the beginning of a new term and used every day.