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1 Color Coding and Socrates Café: Two Strategies Towards a Student-Centered Pedagogy

2 Current State Bottom Line Concertinaed Papers Non strategic The Cincinnati Country Day School Tablet Program Teacher marked papers electronically in color I have my students buy colored highlighters They engage my observations beyond the bottom line

3 Color Coding Template See Color Coding Template PDF

4 Provide color code to Students Disseminated electronically (Athena2, , etc.) Students color code papers They return papers with the tally and dominant color Add 5 points to that paper Cannot have the same color on the next paper Lose the 5 points on the first paper if the dominant color remains the same Teacher tracks dominant colors on a spreadsheet See Grade Sheet Color Coding PDF

5 Students Strategic No longer about individual papers; more about a campaign of papers Visual Students can see a pattern of similar mistakes Teacher Strategic Basis for student conferences one-on-one Measure of my effectiveness as a teacher Visual Student and class focus made clearer

6 Issues Student Participation Spectrum of talkers My role Sage on the stage vs the guide on the side Outcomes Qualitatative Don’t simply agree or disagree... Say why Quantitative Tracking the even distribution of responses (volumetric) Student managed They are in charge of the process

7 Teacher prompt Given the previous day. Think it through/Write a journal See Sample Prompt PDF Parameters Listen respectfully Respond respectfully Contemplative silence Type names of speakers Project a word cloud Students manage results See Word Cloud PDF

8 Back Channeling??? Twitter TodaysMeet.com

9 Any Questions? Please feel free to drop me an with other ideas or variations on the themes.


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