This week I wanted to focus on a resource that is located within the Social Studies curriculum and probably other places I am not aware of. The nice part is, at our fingertips, we have access to BEST PRACTICE TEACHING STRATEGIES that are easily incorporated into lessons at all grade levels in ANY SUBJECT. This week’s focus is just on the Collaboration strand. Things like this just make me happy! :)
In the curriculum, under Social Studies, there is this link to instructional strategies.
WICOR- is research based BEST PRACTICE strategies to engage students in these categories: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading.
LET'S FOCUS ON COLLABORATION: Fostering teamwork skills through activities like Give and Get, Give One to Get One, Inside Outside Circle, Talk a Mile a Minute, Think-Pair-Share
Please take a few moments and review or preview for the first time “best practices” strategies to include in your classroom. If the link doesn’t answer all of your questions on how to incorporate it into your classroom, I will be happy to get you more information or help clarify. Please invite me to come see you using one of these, or similar, with your students. One way to keep students engaged is by providing a variety of activities to keep lessons interesting!!
THANKS TO JENNIFER SCHULTZ for sharing this great visual posted below that she found on Twitter. This is an awesome AND authentic example of S.A.M.R., which we have been discussing in PLC's. And... it IS pumpkin season!