This page is a fantastic resource when trying to better understand Collegial teaching activities. This follows along closely with Cycle 3 and what it discusses!
Some common focus areas include:
- questioning techniques
- giving clear instructions
- managing group discussions
- assessing progress and giving feedback
- monitoring and managing challenging behaviors
- organizing group work or multiple activities and
- managing the materials and resources for complex classroom activities
While this is just a tiny snippet of what this page entails, I highly suggest taking a deeper look because there is so much information available!
I found this website that explains how to teach global awareness through different arts and crafts. I remember completing different assignments in art to represent different cultures holidays and how they celebrated their seasons. Not only are teachers applying project-based learning, but also spreading awareness of different backgrounds as well.
I was able to locate another source from EDUtopia in regards to Project-Based Learning. This page provides different workshop activities for educators to help them better understand how to teach PBL and provides many different case study videos. Lastly, there are professional papers written by different educators sharing their experiences with the teaching style and what benefits there were. The amount of information provided is a little overwhelming, but if viewed piece by piece, it will surely help you in the classroom.
Great page that explains seven different essentials for teaching Project-Based Learning!
1. A Need to Know
2. A Driving Question
3. Student Voice and Choice
4. 21st Century Skills
5. Inquiry and Innovation
6. Feedback and Revision
7. A Publicly Presented Product
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I found this website that offers 60 different student-centered strategies for teachers. There are numerous ideas such as “chunking” to help with comprehension, a 3-2-1 chart to help structure a story, and even how to ask essential questions that require deeper thinking than a simple yes or no response. Take a look at this resource because there are so many different activities a young teacher can use to help provide their students with more choices in the classroom. Take a look and let me know which strategies you can see yourself bringing into your class!