Sunday, November 15, 2015

Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites, Ah HA!

Hi Everyone!  It's Kimberly from Loving Kinders.  I am so happy to be guest blogging this weekend.  It's my birthday weekend! YAY!
Worksheet’s Don’t Grow Dendrites
AH, HA Moments!
 Book Study-ish
This summer there was a HUGE influx of amazing teacher author/bloggers that used this book for a book study.  So I thought it would be a good idea to get it and read it!

I read the posts and I read the book.  These are my take-aways and AH HA moments!
1You don’t stop playing because you get old.  You get old because you stop playing.”
Play games, use humor, and always remember to have fun.  These simple truths are important and will motivate your children to learn.
2 Think. Pair. Share.
This easy adaptable activity will engage students, promote collaboration, and practice working together.
Pose a question.  Pair students up.  Share their thinking.
3 Artwork and Drawing
Using artwork to front load schema, connect to a text or scaffold concepts will not only boost creativity it will lead to higher level thinking that will transcend into higher level writing.
Never underestimate the power of ART.

These 3 BIG ideas are only snippets of what is inside the book.  These are just the big ideas that I gained from the first couple instructional strategies in the book.  

Until Next Time lovies.


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