Weekly Tribes – Slip Game

This strategy can be as simple or challenging, personal or content specific…as you make it! I suggest making your own list of at least 10 or so questions, and add to those suggested in the book. Especially for middle and high school, you will want to raise the bar. Make the questions fun, as well […]

Make your own “Important Book”

Submitted by Vicki McKenna TITLE:  Make your own Important Book GRADE: K – 5; use peer tutors/buddies;  This can be easily adapted for any subject/topic to review key concepts.  (Math – number properties; Science – parts of…; Social Studies – geographical features) MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown and Leonard Weisgard; 50-60 […]

Circulatory System

Students actively learn and apply experience to understand and assess their pulse and how it indicates the circulatory system at work.

Blood-borne Pathogens

Students work in groups to explore and explain blood-borne pathogens; how to handle blood safely and appropriately is also part of the discussion.

“I Like My Neighbor” – review any content

TITLE:  I Like My Neighbor – Review any content GRADE:  k – 12 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  20 minutes; prepared questions at first, then students can generate. (If you let this energizer go on for more than 20 minutes…you deserve what happens!!…learning will be minimized, at least) PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking […]

Two Truths and a Lie – review any content

TITLE:  Two Truths and a Lie – review GRADE:  k – 12 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED: 10 minutes; Be sure to have students sign their slips, so there is individual accountability and easy records. PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – Ask students to recall what was learned today (or this week).  Do a quick think-pair-share to help them clarify their […]

Any and All 1

TITLE:  Any Subject GRADE:  Any grade MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  White boards are optimal, but not entirely necessary; 15 – 25 minutes PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy: Ask, “Have you turned to someone near you, whether you know them very well or not, and asked them for some information?”  For some, […]

Multiple Intelligences – Earth Day

**note: students must know something about multiple intelligences, including their own. TITLE:  Earth Day GRADE:  4  – 7 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  Variable – allow at least three days PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy Tell students they are about to work on an individual project. Have them share their strongest and […]

Energizer: “I Like My Neighbor”

How about your students moving and talking about learning in a safe, yet challenging, environment?! Use this strategy for active learning, assessment (have students develop the questions), and a refreshing change of pace.