A think-aloud is a brief and targeted segment of instruction that models metacognitive thinking. It allows your students to see into your brain to analyze the reasons behind the learning actions and decisions you make. Although generally considered a reading strategy, a think-aloud is a useful strategy for any content area where teaching of explicit skills is needed, including hands-on investigation.
It’s October and the fall colors are in full swing with bright oranges, crisp reds, mellow yellows and a supportive pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and DecodingCancer.org is dedicated to the mothers, daughters, sisters, and teachers who will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. We have resources to help as many questions come up
For many, Autumn marks the time of year that the weather begins to cool, leaves turn brilliant shades of red and orange, and every food, drink, and candle is flavored with pumpkin spice. But what causes these phenomena to occur? While we can’t speak for your latte, the cooling weather is the result of Earth’s
Welcome to our special Top Ten series on SOS in the classroom. This month we’re putting our youngest learners in the spotlight by sharing how you can engage primary students in active learning. We’re excited to share adaptations to the Spotlight on Strategies series that have been successfully implemented in Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms.
From September 15 through October 15, we’ll be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. It’s a time to recognize and highlight the many significant contributions to culture and progress Hispanic people have made. When you celebrate with your students, there will be a lot to choose from: the arts, science, civics…. This post
Many of the problems we face in our world today will not be solved by today’s adults, but by the students in our classrooms. Whether it is inventing a better way to distribute clean water, repopulate endangered species, or traveling and colonizing Mars; our students will be the ones leading the way. We don’t have
Exit Tickets are a quick way for students to demonstrate their understanding of material that’s been presented. They give the teacher immediate data that helps adapt future instruction and they provide an opportunity for students to reflect on the work they’ve done during class.
On October 5 each year, people around the world celebrate teachers! It’s World Teacher Day. We are especially honored to celebrate all the amazing, difficult, rewarding, and inspiring work you do. We think we have a sense of the challenges you face and the joys you have. So, maybe what you want most on your
Imagine how much tragedy could be averted if an individual said something? Guest Post by Paula Fynboh from Sandy Hook Promise. Did you know that when it comes to violence, suicide, and threats, most are known by at least one other individual BEFORE the incident takes place? In fact, 4 out of 5 school shooters
Earthlings across the globe will be marking World Space Week from October 4 – 10, 2017. We hope you and your students will be a part of the festivities to celebrate this year’s theme: “Exploring New Worlds in Space.” With such a clear focus on exploration, the options for study are many: the science behind