A+ Teacher Strategies Deeper understanding of Why we need to engage students in the learning process How we create meaning and memory for the students

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  • A+ Teacher Strategies

    Deeper understanding ofWhy we need to engage students in the learning processHow we create meaning and memory for the students

  • A+ Teacher Strategies

    SortingJigsawingPower PointGraphic OrganizerInside,Outside Circle

  • A+ Teacher Strategies

    SortingJigsawingPower PointGraphic OrganizerInside,Outside Circle

  • WHY?

    ConnectionsMeaningPatterns

  • (M. Diamond; W. Greenough)SPARSEWEAKCONNECTIONSDENSESTRONGCONNECTIONS

  • Your brain seeks to make

    meaning out of its perceptions!

  • The point is . . . Brain, KIDS Discovery

  • Your brain seeks to find

    patterns!

  • Black Blue GreenRedOrangeBlue

  • Your brain likes

    connections

  • Neural NetworkingThinkingLearningMemoryConnections

  • No way!Maybe, lets see.Bring it on!

  • Jigsaw DirectionsRead the StrategyThink about how you could use this in your classroomClassify this strategy

  • Processing ActivityDuring TOP and Mentor training, Joey & I have attempted to model a variety of teaching strategies that engage students and create meaning and memory. Your group has an envelope, open it and take out the cards inside. Do you remember these strategies? Now decide what category these strategies fall under.

  • Jigsaw StrategyDiscuss the strategy with your teammatesHow can the strategy be used in your areaHow can it be tweaked to work in other areasClassify the strategyThink globally (K-12)

  • A+ Teacher Strategies

    Investigate strategies forOpening classProcessing informationAssessing informationOrganizing informationReviewing informationClosing classWorking in Groups

  • Where do they belong?Opening strategies?Closing/Review strategies?Assessment strategies?Processing strategies?

  • Place Your BetsTrafffic LightPuzzle PairsShowdownFind Someone whoNumbered HeadsMuddiest PointOverhead Review

  • Inside/Outside CirclePick a strategy that you are going to use in the next 2 weeksExplain how you are going to use itRotateExplain what your partner is going to doRepeat what you are going to use

  • Questions for inside, outsideExplain jig sawing to your partner!Tell your partner 3 things your brain loves!Why is it important to have a toolbox full of strategies?What new strategy will you use next week and how will you use it?