Resources here are "scooped" by Mr. David Burton, Social Studies & Business Education curriculum coordintor for Moore Public Schools in Moore, OK. Includes resources to enhance student learning, educational technologies, and global education in the classroom.
Stephanie Gunter, the principal of Bryant Elementary School in Moore, and Dawn Freeman talk about a program that would have the students start the day on the playground before starting their classwork.
I LOVE my class this year. Diverse. Capable. Sweet. Unique. Enthusiastic. Energetic. Hard-working. Funny. Lovable. These are some of the words that come to mind when I think of my first graders. But one more word that also comes to mind is...chatty. Very chatty. We are a 'work in progress' with this. And thank goodness, we are continuing to improve each week. :-) Now, don't get me wrong, I believe a classroom should be FULL of rich, collaborative dialogue. Student discussion is vital, and our little guys need frequent opportunities to engage with peers and share their thoughts. I pride myself on having a dynamic, student-centered classroom that encourages this. To foster this kind of a climate, however, students also need to learn how to be effective listeners and independent workers. There are appropriate and inappropriate times for talking, and to get students to adhere to these boundaries, clear expectations must be set. Here are 12 ideas/strategies to try when working with a chatty class.
by Guest Blogger Nell Duke, Professor at the University of Michigan, Author, and 2016 Literacy for All Conference Keynote Speaker Time devoted to science and social studies in elementary schools has been on the decline for some time (e.g., Blank, 2013; Center on Education Policy, 2008; Heafner & Fitchett, 2012). As citizens, there is little doubt that…
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Mira, from Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, OK, is on a mission to have a positive impact during the negative budget climate Oklahoma's schools are facing. So proud of how she's putting her learning into action! Learn more about Mira's Fight for Education on her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mirasfightforeducation/app/208195102528120/
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