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8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more . the person doing the talking is the person doing the learning .

A great way to practice measuring angles! Tape up desks with different colored tape and let students use marker on the table to write in the degrees! Students LOVE writing on the tables! (picture only)

A great way to practice measuring angles! Tape up desks with different colored tape and let students use dry erase marker on the table to write in the degrees! Students LOVE writing on the tables!

SHOW NOT TELL: Showing emotions in writing.

writing, narrative writing, Good anchor chart for descriptions for feelings. Great to emphasize for narrative writing and making interesting word choices. Perfect for teaching Show, Not Tell.

Just like Joe's "Show don't tell"... love this!!

Power sentences anchor chart, and others for schema, visualizing - good ideas for making your charts portable, if you travel from room to room in your teaching day. From Teaching My Friends.

Have you fallen into the trap of saying

15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class

15 creative and respectful ways to quiet a class. uses a wind up music box: “I wind it on Monday. Every time the class is noisy, I open it. If there is still music left on Friday, the class earns a treat or special activity.

Students find all the geometry in their names. Great idea!

Students find all the geometry in their names. In this activity, students describe, name, and interpret direction and distance in navigating space and apply ideas about direction and distance.

Sketchbook Idea.  Form something new from what is already there.  Be poetic!  Don't let the written word scare you if you don't normally work in it.  Learn to use words in your art in ways no one would expect!

Incorporate art into writing (poetry): Students can even pick a page from their favourite book as an inspiration. Book page poetry is really neat and a great way to show creativity with older kids. This is an interesting way to teach poetry.

year 5 imagination portrait (inspired by portraits on pinterest)

year 5 imagination portrait Modify THIS to use instead of a 'heart map' for Writer's workshop writing inspiration.

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