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Collage 003Collage 001Students created Collage Folders from magazine pictures and articles. Students can choose as many pictures as they want but they have to find 25-50 words and/or phrases that describes who they are.

 

 

Collage 002The laminated  folders look great during Parent Teacher Conferences—->Writing Workshop Folders.

My All Girls class decided they wanted to make Purses – Bookbags out of the Collages…Now that was interesting….but they turned out great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collage 004

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1)Engaging the Learner

2)Organized Chaos

This teacher uses somes techniques and teaching strategies that I use in my classroom.  Students love learning in new and exciting ways. The only thing I would worry about is what the kids are ACTUALLY saying to one another. I would definitely have to walk around the classroom to make sure the kids are not saying “Blah..Blah…Blah…Charlie Brown talk!” to one another!

What do you think about the techniques and strategies used during this lesson?

 

How do you make real life connections in the classroom?

How do you engage the students?

One of the things that I like to do to establish  a relaxing environment in my classroom is to have light jazz or classical music playing when students first come into classroom. Students know to enter class, turn in homework to Homework Monitor and  immedicatedly start on Bellwork, Journal Time, Do Now or Accelerated Math . The music relaxes them and it definitely relaxes me… Sometimes when students are coming to school from a stressful home, walking through a stressful neighborhood or having a fight with BFF right before they enter your classroom, they need a minute to transition from that environment to the classroom environment.

Try it! You might like it!

Students will beg you to play R&B and/or Hip Hop instead. DON”T DO IT! Unless of course you want your class to turn into an Americn Idol competition or Class Sing-a- Long!

 

Enjoy!


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