Component 3C: Engaging Students in Learning
Thinking Notes: A Strategy to Encourage Close Reading
Structure independent reading with meta-cognitive markers. Questions to consider as you watch:
Lesson Idea: Creating Found Poems
If you're implementing the Common Core, you're probably thinking about ways to make finding textual evidence both purposeful and engaging. Enter the found poem! In this video, see how my students hunt for textual evidence as it relates to a larger concept; then see how they use it to collectively create a unique class poem. More importantly, see how the students take a practiced skill, put it into a new context, mix in a little unpredictability, and get excited in an authentic moment of learning. Enjoy!
Pattern Folders: A Literary Analysis Tool
Students physically organize textual evidence to draw conclusions about a text. Students have a purpose for reading and are engaged in reading as a process. The teacher walks through the process with her class in this video.
Planning & Outcomes in Science
Watch a teacher, who notoriously spends his time lecturing to students, participate in a coaching session about moving away from the sage on the stage to a guide on the side.
Practical Strategies for Student Engagement - Elementary
This course will expose you to a variety of student engagement tools that can be used in the classroom. Please note: To access this course, you must be logged in to Google with your IPSD Google Account Credentials.
Practical Strategies for Student Engagement - Secondary
This course will expose you to a variety of student engagement strategies that can be used in the classroom. Please note: To access this course, you must be logged in to Google with your IPSD Google Account Credentials.
Author's Choices: Collaborating in Close Reading
The teacher uses an 'interrupted passages' strategy to encourage deeper analysis of author's choices.
Collaboration vs. Cooperation
This teacher shows how important it is, even in the high school, to facilitate peer to peer learning by giving students the skills to do so.
Facilitating Learning in a Student-Driven Environment
This video is one in a five part series related to project based learning. In this episode, teachers give their expertise about facilitating and pushing students in their learning during group activities.
Critical Friends Group: A Peer Review Model
Students collaborate to revise one another's writing using a collaboration protocol the teacher guides them through.
Don't Give Up! Plan, Persevere, Revise
Watch how Madeline Noonan introduces a new problem to her students and helps them work through tough challenges. Questions to consider as you watch: