Rachel Freundlich....first grade, whole brain, daily 5, writing workshop. This teacher is simply amazing at what she does! Please take the time out to check her blog and videos!! One of the best things I've ever pinned!!!!
All teachers have their time savers, but this one is the most amazing ever! Last year, this teacher put everything they did that week in a labeled folder- tests, projects, the readings, vocab-everything. This year, she simply grabs the folder, tweak the lessons a little, and she's done. It saves student samples in here as well. She also puts a copy of her old lesson plans to make planning easier.
Research shows that for every one minute active lerning break you give learners, you gain 20 additional minutes of their attention. For this reason I work in some sort of short energizing activity about every 20 minutes or so into my presentations. I try to make the activity related to the topic whenever possible to keep my participants focused.
We want students to work at their own pace, but when one student is significantly slower than his peers, it can cause problems for him and for his teachers. These strategies can help. Continue Reading →