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  • Writing in Different Ways In this article about varying students' writing assignments in order to practice writing from differing perspectives. Author Lauren Porosoff makes three suggestions:Move from "I believe" to "We believe" - Instead of having students simply write their take on a topic or idea, have them think about what positions different groups would take on the subject and write about why they would hold those positions.Move from "What I Know" to "What Can I Learn?" - Instead of having students give the information they know about a subject (eg. Here's what I know about the triangle trade), have them write to think of potential questions about a topic. That provides student choice and can take learning in unanticipated directions.Move from ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2018, 2:00 AM by HSD Principal
  • Using Mistakes to Teach, Worksheets, and STEM Field Infographics As we seek to build grit and perseverance into students, helping them deal with mistakes is part of that challenge. Four researchers (one named Barlow!) have found that mistakes can be great teaching moments in classrooms. Their article discusses when mistakes should be used as teaching moments for the whole class. The authors say to look for mistakes that meet one of the following criteria:The mistake is closely aligned with the goals of the lesson and moves the class toward solving the problemThe mistake gives insight into students’ understanding, fluency, and problem-solvingThe mistake offers a novel approach to solving the problemIn order to make good use of those mistakes, the class can be structured in ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 4:40 AM by HSD Principal
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