My practicum teacher has something similar to this and I think its amazing!!! She lets them change their clip throughout the day based on behavior. She doesnt just make them stay on red. She gives her students a chance to improve.. I hope to be justttttt like her one day! She is my teacher hero!
Pay close attention to #5! Even if you use the textbook or example problems as a reference, you are not learning on your own! Try working out the problem yourself first, then see what you did right/wrong...it's okay to make mistakes on homework because you can go back and fix them. You can't do that on the test!
The greatest discovery you will ever make is that you can change your life by simply changing your attitude. Optimism is the most essential human trait, because it allows you to evolve your ideas and improve every situation you encounter.
"Things that make you go hmm?" Song lyrics can be nonsensical, but they can also be powerful conduits to inspire social change...or at least social inquiry. Challenge the social awareness and critical consciousness of your students with this Music / Language Inquiry Unit.This Inquiry Unit contains 6 lessons and graphic organizers that create an opportunity for students to explore the many ways in which contemporary song lyrics impact our society.
Whenever I catch a room full of students being silent doing exactly what I asked them to do, I hold my hands as if I'm meditating and quietly go, "ummmmmm." If I didn't do that, I don't think I would remember that it happened.