When students know how to ask their own questions, they take greater ownership of their learning, deepen comprehension, and make new connections. QFT (Question Formulation Technique ) is a teaching strategy that helps students produce their own questions, improve them, and strategize on how to use them. The technique can be used with students of all ages.
Melissa Murray shares how she used a skill her 2nd grade students had – taking notes on Post-it notes – to the next level by incorporating SOS: Sticky Back into her instruction.
Learning is: Exposing Misconceptions in Math Visit Mrs Harach’s grade 7 class in Spruce Grove, Alberta Canada. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in using an SOS in their Math class The Big Idea Mrs Harach uses Discovery Education’s SOS to facilitate student learning in Structures Mathematics. Students have utilized the
All over China and the world, it’s time to celebrate the Lunar New Year. With many similarities to other New Year’s celebrations, such as fireworks, friends and family, and food, Chinese New Year celebrations focus on culture and history. Help your students understand the Chinese culture by studying this holiday and participating in some of
Valentine’s Day is all about heart. Heart candy, heartfelt emotions, heart-shaped cards and gifts. Why not celebrate this day by studying the actual heart with your students? The possibilities are endless: anatomy, biology, art, careers, history. We’ve gotten the ideas pumping and offer these resources and activities for you. Happy Valentine’s Day! Use our Valentine’s
Whether you are asking students to analyze a historical photograph, order events in a chronological progression, or compare primary source documents written during a specific time period, teaching social studies means immersing students in learning about people and their relationships with one another and the world. The Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) series offers many opportunities for students to investigate different perspectives, explore new ideas, and develop understanding of the progression of events over time.
There is much to celebrate during Black History Month as we focus on the many accomplishments made by blacks throughout history. We are reminded to take time to remember and learn from struggles, political and social movements, and triumphs over injustice. With the activities and resources below, though, we specifically honor those who led the
Laura Dawes, Media Specialist from Alabama, shares how she uses SOS Half the Picture with her primary students in this SOS Story.
Learning is: Allowing Students to Explore and Make Connections to Others Visit Mr Cote’s grade3 class in Spruce Grove, Alberta Canada. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in their study of forces within their Engineering Unit. The Big Idea Mr Cote uses Science Techbook to facilitate his students’ learning on Structures
Jessie Erickson shares how she’s mashed SOS Z Chart and SOS 3-2-1 Pyramid to create active learning experiences for 7th grade science students.