WARRIORS IN 'THE KNOW'
10/30/2020 ~ Superintendent's Newsletter ~ 10th Ed.
"Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions."
~ Mark Twain
~ This year will be the first Halloween in 19 years to have a full moon - of course it will!!
Full moons on Halloween are pretty rare. The last time there was a full moon on October 31, it was 2001 — and before that it was 1955. The next one won't occur until 2039.
~ Candy corn was originally called "chicken feed."
The Goelitz Confectionery Company sold boxes with a rooster on the front in order to appeal to America's agricultural roots. The sugary recipe has gone largely unchanged since the 1880s.
~ Trick-or-treating has existed since medieval times.
Back then, it was known as "guising" in Scotland and Ireland. Young people dressed up in costumes and asked for food or money in exchange for songs, poems, or other "tricks." Today, the tradition has morphed into children getting dressed up and asking for candy.
TRICK OR TREAT
Top 10 Strategies to Use in Your Classroom
3. ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
What is the intended goal of the lesson? Remember, there is one essential question per lesson, and students must be able to answer this question by the end of the lesson.
With essential questions, teachers really have to be intentional about what they want the students to be able to do, and it has to be at the highest-level of learning. The students have to be able to analyze and apply; they cannot just answer the question with a yes or no. It has to be an extended response. An essential question must be "multi-skill" in order for it to be a good one.
4. HIGHER ORDER THINKING QUESTIONS:
Present your students with at least three higher-order-thinking (“HOT”) questions during the lesson. This is proof that you are presenting all your students with challenging work.
The rationale behind them is we want to give the kids an opportunity to be challenged in the classroom. The way the teacher presents these questions varies, and students' responses can be indicative of their learning pace. The same question should be used for all students, but advanced learners may be required to respond in a different way. Students can respond on paper, as part of a classroom discussion, in paired discussion, or through homework.
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