Lecture Less

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/lecture-less So we know students need to sit still to accomplish some school tasks, but we don’t want to keep them sitting for too long. How can we minimize the amount of time we require children to sit still? One great strategy is to keep direct

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Every Teacher Tips: Displaying Student Work

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/every-teacher-tips-displaying-student-work In any classroom, displays should consist primarily of the children’s work, rather than teacher-made or store-bought pieces, no matter how beautiful those pieces might be. Displaying student work sends several important messages: As teachers, we value what students do. This is their classroom as much

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Q & A: News and Announcement Charts

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/news-and-announcement-charts A: I incorporate bits of word study into the charts whenever possible. In the younger grades, I sometimes made a stack of word cards and asked each student to place a card into a category on the chart according to vowel sound or spelling pattern.

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