Co-Teaching in the Classroom

Co-Teaching in the Classroom

Co-Teaching in the Classroom
Co-teaching is a strategy in which teachers pair up to share responsibilities of the classroom. Co-teaching partnership usually exists between general and special education teachers.
Why Co-teach?
Co-teaching helps teachers to:

Build and strengthen student-teacher relationships as it allows for more individualized attention
Provide specialized instructions to students based on their learning styles
Improve teaching practices by […]

Interactive Student Notebooks in the Classroom

Interactive Student Notebooks in the Classroom

Utilize this learning tool to engage students in their learning as well ensure students are staying on track with their work.
How can teachers use Interactive Student Notebooks in the classroom?
Interactive Student Notebooks are a one-stop destination, a “go to” resource for students to organize and compile their classwork.
Getting Started
The general outline of the notebook includes […]

How to Use Seed Discussions to Introduce New Topics?

How to Use Seed Discussions to Introduce New Topics?

Use Seed Discussions in the classroom to create an interactive way to introduce new lessons and reading materials to the class.
What is a Seed Discussion?
Do you have difficulty introducing new topics to the class? Are you constantly thinking of strategies you can use to make a new lesson interesting for your students? If yes, […]

GRADUATE Course – Standards and Communications in Teaching

“I really enjoyed the course. It was straight forward and easy to use. The instructor was very elaborate in her responses, and helped to clarify questions. All responses were received in a timely manner as well. It was a great course with good pacing and I learned lots of material in a short amount of […]

What is Card Ranking Strategy?

What is Card Ranking Strategy?

Card ranking strategy teaches students to prioritize information presented during a lecture. The strategy facilitates and enhances the students’ ability to process, store and recall the information. It also develops critical thinking and reasoning as students are encouraged to justify their choices. This strategy can be included within the lecture to help summarize key information […]

Formative Assessment: Why?

Formative Assessment: Why?

According to Lang, et al (2008), the formative assessment process came about from educators working on ways to accelerate student achievement and to help predict how well students will perform on standards-based statewide tests.
Lang is right on target, however, the general perception often is that standard-based learning and formative assessments should only be used in […]

How can I use the Minute Paper Strategy to Enhance Learning in the Classroom?

How can I use the Minute Paper Strategy to Enhance Learning in the Classroom?

An effective and efficient strategy that doubles as both a classroom assessment tool and a feedback system is the Minute paper strategy. Minute paper is a short writing activity within the classroom in which students generate answers in response to questions asked by the teacher regarding the material taught in class.
For example students are asked […]

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