Brain FriendlyStrategiesfor Collaborative Learning Ideas and Activities for Keeping Students Engaged Presented by Alycen Wilson, Lora Drum, Mia Johnson Curriculum Specialists Catawba County Schools
NC TEP Standards • Standard 1: Teachers demonstrate leadership • Teachers lead in their classrooms. • Standard 2: Teachers establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of learners. • Teachers adapt their teaching for the benefits of students with special needs. • Standard 3- Teachers know the content their teach. • Standard 4- Teachers facilitate learning for their students. • Standard 5- Teachers reflect on their practice.
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Collaborative Groups • Team structure: 4 people • Partners: shoulder buddies face partners • Greetings/ Closings
Note-taking Foldable Collaborative Learning • Layered Book - 3 sheets of paper - fold to form layered book - label each tab: top tab- Student Interaction 2nd tab- CRISS Strategies 3rd tab- Technology 4th- Marzano bottom tab- Thinking Maps Student Interaction CRISS Strategies Technology Marzano Thinking Maps
Marzano High Yield Instructional Strategies
Marzano;s High-Yield Instructional Strategies In Classroom Strategies that Works: Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, Robert Marzano (2001) and his colleagues identify nine high-yield instructional strategies through a meta-analysis of over 100 independent studies. They determined that these nine strategies have the greatest positive affect on student achievement for all students, in all subject areas, at all grade levels.
Brain of a Female Adolescent Never forget, you are working with a teenager.
Thinking Maps and a few other favorite graphic organizers
Classroom Instruction That Works And Thinking Maps
Bridge Maps • Bridge maps are used to show relationships between ideas; especially helpful visual for explaining analogies
Circle Graph is to Percentages as Line Graph is to Change over time. Cup is to Quart as Quart is to Gallon
Thinking Maps Paper & Pencil Instruction Writing Relating factor- are tools for
Long Vowels Bridge Map relating factor: Reading the bridge map : A says its name in grave as E says its name in treat as I says its name in spider as…
Bubble Map • Bubble maps are used for describing an object/topic, not to be confused with circle map
Double Bubble Map -is used for comparing and contrasting -helps students look closely and think deeply about two items
Circle Map • The Circle Map is used to define a concept, word, or idea. • It is a great map to use to: diagnose prior knowledge brainstorm before writing use as a lesson closure • This can be words, numbers, pictures, symbols, etc. to represent the object, person, or ideas you are trying to understand or define.
The students brainstorm what they know about butterflies. The boxes on the outside of the map is a frame of reference, where the children learned about the topic
what students knew at before beginning the unit What the students learned during the unit knight soldier Sir Walter Raleigh went to South America lived in England involved with Roanoke writer Extension of circle map- use color to represent learning over time
Frayer Model for Vocabulary characteristics Definition in your own words (visual- drawing or symbol) word Examples Non Examples
Characteristics: (can be visuals) Definition: A closed figure with four sides and four vertices Quadrilateral Non Examples: Examples: Square, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, rectangle Pentagons, triangles Circles
Deﬁnition (in own words) The ideas, beliefs, and ways of doing things that a group of people who live in an area share. Characteristics * Shared ideas * Shared beliefs * Shared practices culture Examples (from own life) * What my friends and I wear * Music we listen to Non-Examples * Color of my hair * Color of my eyes * Nature * Weather ..........................
Frayer Model variations Definition Characteristics Original sentence with word Sentence with word from text Definition Visual Antonyms Synonyms
Kim buys apples for $2.19, milk for 3.89, bread for $2.10, and a chicken for $4.99. She has a twenty dollar bill. How much change will she receive? $2.19 $3.89 $2.10 $4.99 ? Twenty Dollars – $20.00 Equation Boxes
North Carolina Thinking Skills Levels: Thinking Maps Knowing Organizing Applying Analyzing Generating Integrating Evaluating