Your Coaching Connection
A quick note from your Instructional Coaches - 10/19/16
5 Effective Teaching Practices
- Smile often.
- Deal with students misbehavior in a private manner.
- Relate lessons to the lives of the students.
- Constantly seek to learn new and better ways to teach.
- Believe that all students are capable and treat them accordingly.
As a traveling teacher, in building for only one period a day, Brittan reached out for help with classroom management.
Worked in a review day with station teaching, including Quizizz. Formatively assessing which kids would be successful on the CSA!
Donna's students used Google Forms to survey peers to support their journalistic writings. Donna also implemented flexible grouping for students that pretested out of vocabulary units!
Instructional Tip- Differentiation in the Classroom
- Do you have a unit you are dissatisfied with?
- Want some new ideas to incorporate so more of your students needs are met?
Differentiation does not need to be a complex overhaul of your units or teaching. The secret is to start small with easy to implement ideas. When you see success it will give you the confidence and motivation to add more.
Hilary and Linda can brainstorm, model, and help you implement differentiation strategies. Sarah Cooper also has much experience with differentiation and can especially help you with those top 10% of students.
Some easy ways to begin:
- Active student engagement activities
- Choice Assignments
- Tiered activities or assessments
- Assignment Scaffolding
- Questioning Strategies promoting higher and deeper level thinking
- Flexible grouping
Call on one of us if you have or want an idea you want to explore!
For example, if you're using a presentation, you click on "Present" in the upper right hand corner, then "Presenter View". You will have to hit "start new" in the next pop up window and depending on your audience, you may want to allow non-CFSchools emails to respond.
Students will see a link at the top of the presentation, where they can go to ask questions!
Andy Beland saw this in action at NETA! We would love to help you out if you're interested!
This is what the projection looks like! The link at the top stays on every slide.
This is where presenters can see what questions are being asked, as well as upcoming slides!
This is what students see when they follow the link to the Q and A board!