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.
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.
Laura Dawes, Media Specialist from Alabama, shares how she uses SOS Half the Picture with her primary students in this SOS Story.
Happy New Year! We hope you’ve had a relaxing Winter Break and are ready to embrace the second half of the school year. A new year brings opportunity to reflect, set goals and reimagine what learning looks like in our classrooms. Over the past months we’ve highlighted ways to use the Spotlight on Strategies series to activate learning and engage students. This month we’re shining the spotlight on using SOS to help students become strong and effective mathematical thinkers.
Learn how DEN Star Nicole Quick collaborated with teachers to use SOS 3 Truths and One Lie to help students review Algebraic functions.
Welcome to our special Top Ten series on SOS in the classroom. This month we’re highlighting some of the most popular ways to use Spotlight on Strategies as Professional Development tools for educators.
Learn how teacher Hugh McDonald from Surry, British Columbia uses SOS Table Top Texting to engage students in collaborative discussions and inquiry-based learning experiences.
Leslie Pope, Curriculum Coach from Johnston County Public Schools, shares how she mashed up Visual Walkabout and Six Word Story to engage 4th grade students in learning about the Coastal Plain in North Carolina.
Visual literacy is the ability to interpret and make sense of visual information we encounter, including but not limited to information found in photographs, drawings and paintings. According to the article “Reading Images: An Introduction to Visual Literacy,” by Melissa Thibault and David Walbert, “The visually literate viewer looks at an image carefully, critically, and with an eye for the intentions of the image’s creator.”