Encouraging Learning Through Peer Conferences

Encouraging Learning Through Peer Conferences

Encouraging Learning Through Peer Conferences
Peer conferences, or peer reviews, are student-centric learning strategies in which students share and review each other’s work. Primarily used as a writing strategy, peer conferences facilitate learning by providing students with the opportunity to:

Brainstorm and generate ideas for writing.
Select topics.
Prepare drafts for writing.
Review and revise partners’ work.
Critique and provide feedback […]

Empowering Students Using the Partner Talk Strategy

Empowering Students Using  the Partner Talk Strategy

 
Empowering Students Using the Partner Talk Strategy
Partner Talk, or the “turn and talk” strategy, is a simple learning strategy in which students pair up and learn by discussing and sharing their thoughts and ideas on the material. The collaborative strategy can serve:

As a warm up activity to retrieve information learned in previous classes.
During lessons to […]

3 Creative Applications of Timelines in the Classroom

3 Creative Applications of Timelines in the Classroom

 
3 Creative Applications of Timelines in the Classroom
The most obvious application of timelines is to teach historical facts and dates. The linear presentation of information is clear and easy for students to follow and learn. Modernization has broadened the scope of this visual tool, and here are some ideas for how to use them in […]

Use Brain Teasers in the Classroom to Make Learning Fun and Exciting

Use Brain Teasers in the Classroom to Make Learning Fun and Exciting

How can Brain Teasers be used in the classroom?
Brain Teasers are a great way to make learning fun and exciting in the classroom. Brain Teasers are defined as a puzzles or problems, typically designed for learning and amusement. Here we will be looking at ways that Brain Teasers can be used as a strategy to […]

How can we Build Curiosity in the Classroom?

How can we Build Curiosity in the Classroom?

Make your classroom an exciting learning environment that builds curiosity. These 5 Tips to building curiosity in your students will open the doors to curious life long learners.
“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.”
-Anatole France*
Curiosity, as we all […]

What is the Wall Constructing Strategy?

What is the Wall Constructing Strategy?

Wall constructing strategy teaches students to prioritize information relevant to a central topic. It helps them to generate and analyze key ideas and to justify their choices. The strategy can be conducted in pairs or groups to promote shared and cooperative learning.
Learning the strategy:
Using the “wall template” will help you model the strategy clearly and […]

Does Listening to Music While Studying Facilitate Learning?

Does Listening to Music While Studying Facilitate Learning?

We all love music and most often enjoy it as a hobby. We may also use it to pass time while stuck in traffic, make our mundane chores more enjoyable and even to calm ourselves before a big presentation. Over the years, many studies have reported the positive effects of music on our health, emotions, […]

How can I Use “Question and Answers in Pairs” Effectively to Facilitate Learning?

How can I Use “Question and Answers in Pairs” Effectively to Facilitate Learning?

Question and Answers in Pairs is a strategy used within the classroom to facilitate learning of a topic, revision of the material and to help students prepare for a test. Students are paired and instructed to derive challenging questions from the material that was taught in class. Each student makes a list of questions which […]

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