If you’re interested in learning more about that, check out Episode 008.
If you'd like a poster of twelve discussion warm-up ideas to hang by your desk, you can sign up for it below.
She’s trying to survive the 7th grade, while also surviving in the real world.
This is a story of courage, bravery, standing up and giving yourself a voice even when it seems impossible.
They NEVER seem to use the walk to my class to mentally review the reading. ) So if I kick off discussion by asking a question first thing, silence and awkward eye contact avoidance is all I will get.
Except of course for that one super student who always has something to say. So in today's podcast (and post) I’m going to share with you a whole bunch of different activities and strategies you can use in the first five or ten minutes of a discussion-based class to get your students warmed up for a truly high quality discussion.
If you work with language learners at all, this can be very helpful to them.
Though we often want the warm-up to encourage higher level thinking, sometimes a reading has been long and complicated, or some time has passed between the reading and the discussion. After you share something closely related to the text, have students either respond in writing or in pairs or small groups.
You’ll be rooting for Jane, Cade and their friends until the last page!
I know lots of students who will love his book- thanks, @sorbonified !