Tag: Student Motivation

Pick Me! Pick Me! Experimenting with Discussion Interventions

Creating a balance during classroom discussions. “Fine! Don’t call on me!” My student was obviously upset. I hadn’t called on him during the entire lesson. I wasn’t trying to be mean or purposely picking on him. I was experimenting with different lesson interventions, hoping to improve students’ speaking and listening skills in my seventh grade

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Necessary Noise: The Importance of Collaborative Learning

An old-fashioned radio broadcast encourages deeper reading. Connections between students, connections between texts and students, and connections between texts and the real world are vital to student learning. In classrooms, one way to make connections is by linking people, ideas, behaviors, and activities through projects. My first experience teaching in a classroom was when I

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