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Grouping students- put the students you don't want to be grouped together around the inner circle and the remaining names around the outer circle and just spin away!

Partner wheel: Put the kids you don't want together in the smaller circle and match them up to the kids in the larger circle! I would add arrows to the larger circle to help younger students understand their partners

Advice from the OT: Why It's So Hard for Children to Sit Still and What You Can Do About It - Minds in Bloom

Advice from the OT: Why It's So Hard for Children to Sit Still and What You Can Do About It

GoSoapBox is an app for smart phones, tablets, and pc's. It breaks participation barriers. It's also fully customizable so that teachers have full control over the app's use in the classroom. I don't suggest using this all the time - but it's a great way to incorporate technology into a lesson.

In this TeachHUB interview, GoSoapBox founder John Pytel reveals how this new app lets teacher gauge and track their students' comprehension levels throughout class with this web-based student response system.

Does this look familiar? Stack after stack of papers to be graded.   I have had many of these stacks.  So many in fact that I have felt like I’m drowning in papers.  Uggg…..not fun at all! About four years ago, I found a solution to this problem.  No more stacks for me! My solution …

A Formative Assessment Option.My solution was this: A composition notebook and quick formative assessments. The Strategy is one example of many formative assessments that I use in my classroom.

Educational Leadership: 7 Things to Remember About Feedback [in the classroom].

7 Things to Remember About Feedback [Infographic] - From ASCD's Educational Leadership Magazine about what feedback for learning is (and isn't) and how feedback works to improve learning. From John Hattie's Visible Learning.

Quest for the Best Questioning Strategy: Cold Calling vs. Hand Raising: cold calling wins, surprisingly!

Teachers should steer students away from the popular "Dear Aunt Sally" (PEMDAS) order of operations acronym, says math coach David Ginsburg.

We want students to work at their own pace, but when one student is significantly slower than his peers, it can cause problems for him and for his teachers. These strategies can help. Continue Reading →

Strategies to Help Slow-Working Students

10 Ways to Know When Your Students Aren't "Getting" It: A Guide to Formative Assessment via WeAreTeachers

15 Ways to Know When Your Students Aren’t “Getting” It

TPE Interpretation and Use of Assessment. Guide to Formative Assessment Infographic presents teachers 10 ways to know when their students aren't "getting" it .

Creating #assessments WITH your students. #ydem

Creating assessment together In this final post about assessment, for now, I'll talk about how I create assessments with my student.

Characteristics of Differentiated Instruction. See what curricular elements teachers may adapt based on student characteristics at any point in a lesson or unit.

Characteristics of Differentiated Instruction. See what curricular elements teachers may adapt based on student characteristics at any point in a lesson or unit. Fulfilling a promise of a differentiated classroom all circulates around this poster

TEAMMATES peer feedback system – review

TEAMMATES peer feedback system – review

TEAMMATES - Student peer evaluations/feedback, shareable instructor comments, and more.

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