Best Practice Strategies
Alive and well at Florence Middle School
Incorporating Think Time & Think Pair Share
Ms. Bragwell's use of Think Time 1 and Think, Pair, Share helped her students understand the relationship between Distance vs. Time. She used a few pre-planned questions as a warm-up, then gave students the opportunity to "Turn and Talk" which helped all learners participate in the discussion. She also scaffolded their learning by using an example that peaked their interest and they could relate to - "Speeding" until "Blue Lights" caused them to slow down.
Ms. Harris teaches her students to play "Sum Face Off". This game allows them to add postive and negative numbers in a fun, interactive way.
Real World Opportunities
Ms. Johnson & Mr. Johnson provide students the opportunity to participate in FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America. Currently, they have provided students the leadership opportunity to run for office, and have asked students to create videos which will be posted on Edmodo.
Antony Curtis President