Summer Franco

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Recent Posts by Summer

Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:55 PM in Motivation
That is a good question and i am interested to see what others suggest. I find that students are more motivated and engaged when they are active in their learning. If a teacher can make a lesson fun and interactive, kids will want to participate and learn. They also will remember more information when they are apart of their learning. But i am definitely open to more strategies and ideas on how to...

Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:46 PM in Gardening in the Classroom
I love all the ideas on this posting. When i was in elementary, we each grew a little plant in a little Styrofoam cup. We watered and checked on our plant daily and got to take it home after it grew. I have also seen where CD cases are repurposed and a plant is grown in that. It's really neat because the students will be able to see the dirt, roots, and plant through the cd case and can label or d...

Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:41 PM in Getting Students to Ask Questions
It is important to make sure kids feel safe and comfortable from the beginning of the school year. The atmosphere created will have a lot to do with how willing students allow themselves to take risks and raise questions. I have seen a teacher who uses a "Parking Lot" chart to give students a place to anonymously ask questions. Each student is given a parking spot with a number. Students are able...