"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I
remember. Involve me and I learn" Benjamin FranklinI love this quote. Somehow, great teachers have always understood the value of engaging students in learning.
As an AISI Researcher, I have the opportunity to meet and work with many of you and the pleasure of experiencing first hand the way you and your schools are working to "involve" your students.
As a teacher "fresh" out of the classroom, I know that I was so busy working to meet the diverse needs of my students, I seldom had or took the opportunity to "look up" and see the great ways other teachers in my school and across the division were involving or engaging "kids" in their learning.
I would like to use my blog posts to share samples of the "gems" we discover as we work to increase student engagement in classrooms across the division. Enjoy!
Get the Body and the
Brain Moving ...
Ongoing research supports the belief that movement is essential to learning. Dunstable students and staff "kick start" their day in a yoga session led by James McKenna!
Michelle Ruttan from WES combined art and math outcomes to help students connect 2D shapes to the real world!
Using and storing personal
The use of personal whiteboards is a great strategy to ensure all students do "the thinking." Instead of posing a question, waiting for hands up, and then asking one or two students to share their answers, pose the question and have students illustrate, write, or calculate their answers on white boards. Check out how Laurie Brinsky from BES stores whiteboards. I wish I had thought of this!
This blog and resources website has been developed through the work of various AISI coaches in PHRD. The lead collaborative teachers for the 2015/2016 school year, Cheryl Frose, Christine Quong and Tammy Tkachuk will continue to update this site. If you have resources you would like to share or would like to contribute to the blog, please contact us.
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