Learning Coach Corner

Volume I Issue 3

Great Things Happening in our Classrooms at South Middle School!

Four to five of Mr.Thornburg's students complete different problems at the board while their classmates work at their desks. After explaining the process and correcting if needed, students show another way to solve (different color) if possible. A common element of Active Learning is involving students in doing things and thinking about what they are doing.

What is Active Learning? Video 3:35

Active Learning Strategies. Video 3:21

CI3T: Behavior Specific Praise

In addition to playing Four Square, Ms. Walker does the following:

-has students fill out bucks if they are blank before be able to use it

-shares with students the reason they received the cougar buck (respect, responsibility, best effort)

-depending on the circumstances will let students pay her later

Students are strengthening social skills playing the game as well as learning responsibility on how to manage their cougar bucks.

Strategies, Strategies, Strategies

The Whiteboarding Mistake Game is an effective way to engage in active learning not only for those presenting but those who are listening. The link shares how it works, the benefits and some pitfalls for: Whiteboarding Mistake Game

Warm-up routines are effective and a great way to formative assess your students. The following is an activity can be used across content areas: My Favorite No: Learning from Mistakes Video 5:45


Ms. Busby teaches her students about growth and fixed mindset and continuously highlights the growth mindset and recognizes each student when they make a growth mindset statement.

"We are going to approach this activity with a can do attitude today."

"You might not get this yet but you will get it."

"it's ok if it's not right."

Tech Bytes!

TodaysMeet is used as a classroom chat. It empowers student voices, especially for learners who don't like to participate out loud. 20 Ways to Use Todaysmeet.com

TodaysMeet tutorial Video 4:11

Atomic Learning: provides a list of online learning resources for teacher and possibly students. Sign in here or you can find the link on the Internal Portal.

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List of online resources