Tweet Last lesson Twitter style handouts could be given to students as they enter the room, they are then asked to update them based on their knowledge from the last lesson.
How can they sum up the last lesson in 140 characters?
You can then ask the groups to present to the class instead of you doing the recap with them. These starters can be used at any point of the course… In September why don’t you try giving some of the above a try… Written by Donna Jestin Further reading Collins Secondary is the home of innovative learning resources for all stages of secondary education.
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60 Second Challenge This is great for short lessons when you want to get the students focused quickly.
Use the SMART board again to time a 60 second activity and get the task to disappear after 60 seconds ready for students to feed back any idea to you.
For example, it provides links to as TTle (Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning) and NEMP (the National Education Monitoring Project).
BES is a collaborative knowledge-building strategy designed to strengthen the evidence base that informs education policy and practice in New Zealand.
News flash This again is great to get students to focus as soon as they enter the room.
You can get students to work in pairs/small groups to work on a 60 second news flash of what they learnt last lesson.