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Giving Students a Choice in Assignments Can Boost Creativity and Motivation | Faculty Focus

Giving Students a Choice in Assignments Can Boost Creativity and Motivation | Faculty Focus | Routines & Procedures for Small Group Instruction | Scoop.it
How do we overcome resistance and encourage creative ideas and thinking from our students? Try giving them a choice in assignments.

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Giving choice in small group assignments helps students feel a sense of ownership to their work.

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This article includes great ideas for choices.

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NY: Once racially troubled, a district shrinks the achievement gap | Hechinger Report

NY: Once racially troubled, a district shrinks the achievement gap | Hechinger Report | Routines & Procedures for Small Group Instruction | Scoop.it

On a spring morning at Ossining High School in suburban New York, a group of students gathered in a small classroom at the end of the school’s science hallway. It was a day traditionally known to the senior class as “skip day,” when most of the school’s 12th-graders play hooky and head to the beach to celebrate their impending graduation.

 

But in the classroom shared by teachers Valerie Holmes and Angelo Piccirillo, a half dozen students had opted out of “skip day,” to spend the day in the science research room, putting finishing touches on projects and chatting with their teachers and classmates.

 

After struggling to attract students when it first launched in 1998, Ossining’s science research program was thriving by 2001. Last year, the Intel Corporation chose the program out of 18 national finalists to receive the top prize in a contest celebrating excellence in science instruction.

 

It is a notable award, but only one of many recent accomplishments at a school with a troubled history. At the same time it was building a nationally-recognized science program from scratch, Ossining High—once the site of race riots—has pioneered new strategies for reducing racial tensions, closing achievement gaps and increasing graduation rates. So far, all seem to be working.

 

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Edutopia

How you can get started teaching critical thinking skills in your class.

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Investigation of a favorite word in #edreform- What is Academic Rigor?

Investigation of a favorite word in #edreform- What is Academic Rigor? | Routines & Procedures for Small Group Instruction | Scoop.it

Rigor is pushing yourself beyond what is easy. Sports, reading, math, anger management, dieting -- to make progress in anything there has to be an element of rigor. Plain and simple. (RT @TenMarks: What is Academic Rigor?


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7 Ways My Classroom is Better Because I Connect - EdSurge

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7 Ways My Classroom is Better Because I Connect
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Being connected is not easy. I've spent three years on Twitter building relationships and co-moderating and participating in education chats. I am constantly reading (and writing!

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This is the "why" when colleagues ask why you spend so much time being connected. Share with your teachers along with previous posts about how Twitter can enhance your classroom.

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The Wisdom of Questions - Creating Good Group Discussion ...

The Wisdom of Questions - Creating Good Group Discussion ... | Routines & Procedures for Small Group Instruction | Scoop.it
I have also had to write questions for my books–at the end of chapters for group discussion. A few times I even wrote a whole group study resources–coming up with more questions than I could count. A few of these ended up ...

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Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement

Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement | Routines & Procedures for Small Group Instruction | Scoop.it
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As a teacher, my goal was to go home at the end of each day with more energy than I had at the beginning of the day. Seriously.
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In schools, self-esteem boosting is losing favor to rigor, finer-tuned praise

In schools, self-esteem boosting is losing favor to rigor, finer-tuned praise | Routines & Procedures for Small Group Instruction | Scoop.it
For decades, the prevailing wisdom in education was that high achievement would follow high self-esteem. Now that is being turned on its head.

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Top 5 Classroom Management Tools for Teachers

Top 5 Classroom Management Tools for Teachers | Routines & Procedures for Small Group Instruction | Scoop.it

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Classroom Management – You Only Need Two Rules | Tips For New Teachers and Student Teachers

Classroom Management – You Only Need Two Rules | Tips For New Teachers and Student Teachers | Routines & Procedures for Small Group Instruction | Scoop.it

You only need two rules for effective classroom management.  They are....


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Giving Students a Choice in Assignments Can Boost Creativity and Motivation | Faculty Focus

Giving Students a Choice in Assignments Can Boost Creativity and Motivation | Faculty Focus | Routines & Procedures for Small Group Instruction | Scoop.it
How do we overcome resistance and encourage creative ideas and thinking from our students? Try giving them a choice in assignments.

Via Grant Montgomery, kathyvsr
Lesli Brown's insight:

Giving choice in small group assignments helps students feel a sense of ownership to their work.

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Marja Oilinki's curator insight, September 20, 2013 5:30 AM

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kathyvsr's curator insight, September 21, 2013 6:46 AM

This article includes great ideas for choices.

Terri's curator insight, September 21, 2013 4:40 PM

#gtchat #geniushour #differentiation