Tackling Test Stress Tip 20: Show and Tell

One of the simplest most inclusive activities you can do with students of all ages that can relieve stress is host a good old-fashioned show and tell. Ask students to bring in an item that they care about and share a story about it. For a 21st century spin, grab a digital still or video camera and capture great stories from your students. They could also create digital stories themselves with the item they bring in… wouldn’t that be fun and creative?


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  1. S.P. said:

    When I read the words show and tell, it made me smile. Everyone who thinks back to show and tell time will probably have good memories and smile about this idea. I love the idea of creating a digital story out of a students sharing item. If I stop and think about it, so many students want to share about their lives. As a teacher, I don’t take enough time to stop and listen to students share about themselves. I need to learn that their stories need to be heard too. Sometimes it is important to stop learning fractions and just listen to your students share what is going on in their lives; it will build a better classroom community.

  2. MO said:

    It has been a long time since I heard the “show and tell” phrase. Sometimes we have to stop and ‘listen’ too.

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