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In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which, as any American high school student can tell you, was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps. -Dave Berry
Classroom instruction that works… Presented by Erik Jespersen McNary High School Instructional Coach What is the most important service we should provide to our students as high school educators? SKSD literacy model
Todays objective TO DEMONSTRATE HOW IDENTIFYING SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES IS AN EFFECTIVE STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING. The emphasis of todays lesson is specifically geared toward the use of visual organizers.
What I plan to model today Effective use of the software program PowerPoint And other modes of visual stimuli Movement in the classroom A healthy balance of instructor led and student led learning Humor as an effective tool to maintain student interest (especially if the student(s) would rather be someplace else)
Identifying similarities and differences. Identifying similarities and differences. Metaphors One example of a Metaphor One example of a Metaphor Classifying Classification Charts Classification Webs Classification Charts Classification Webs Comparing Venn Diagram Comparison Matrix Comparison Web Analogies Model of an Analogy Model of an Analogy
Which was the worst war in history? CasualtiesDamage to Places Long Term Damage to Society VIETNAM WORLD WAR I WORLD WAR II
Is this only useful in classes like Mr. Borresens? Science? Math? P.E.? Side conversation
What have we learned today? There are four major components to Identifying similarities and differences. What are they? Compare Classify Metaphors Analogies
What are the three examples of comparing that we covered today? Venn Diagram Comparison Matrix Comparison Web
What are the two examples of classifying that we covered today? Classification Charts Classification Webs
What is the risk of risk of not reaching all of our learners? Is there anything more thrilling and satisfying than seeing that light go on in their heads?
Do you use any identifying similarities & differences strategies in your classroom? Would you like to see what other teachers are up to? Send me an attachment this week and I will post it to the blog. Or better yet, you could post it yourself!!!
Next month I would like to have a gallery walk of examples of what you have done in your classrooms. Not required Very useful
We have five minutes left Now the tables have turned… You are now the coach and I am now the instructor. What sort of observations do you have for me? Did I achieve my objectives?