Tips, Tricks, and Thoughts on Transformation
Engaged and Interactive Learning
Engaging students is one of our ongoing goals in teaching. Sometimes it is easier than others, but we are always looking for means of making learning active, planting seeds of intrinsic motivation, and generating high levels of student participation in learning. We have many tools in our toolboxes for doing this. We use responsive classroom techniques, quick check-in assessments, movement, various activities for multiple learning styles or multiple intelligences, etc. Teachers are experts at adapting on the fly to meet the needs of our students.
Introducing Pear Deck
In response to feedback indicating a desire for common instructional tools, the district has purchased a subscription to Pear Deck for the next three years, which is already up and running with access to premium features. For those interested, there will be sessions on using Pear Deck during the Summer Learning Series. You can feel free to check out an overview of the tool on their website (https://www.peardeck.com), explore on your own, or be in touch if you'd like more info on this tool.
Friday coffee deliveries went to Allison Sweeney, Kiwi Bielenberg, and Claiborne Day last week. Sign up for your chance for a coffee (or non-coffee) delivery using the form below.