95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction: Ideas for Incorporating CCSS

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Corwin Press, Jan 10, 2012 - Education - 200 pages
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Give your lesson plans a makeover!

Would you rather listen to a lecture or play classroom Jeopardy? Research shows that the most successful learning happens when teachers engage their students in actively applying concepts. This book shows you how to enhance lessons with 95 research-based strategies that work for all subjects and grade levels. In addition, the authors explain the research on student learning, describe best practices, and provide tools for analyzing your lessons. This step-by-step guide shows how to remodel lessons to:

  • Align with the Common Core State Standards
  • Develop 21st century skills
  • Engage students
  • Enhance content learning
 

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Contents

PEDAGOGIES IN CONTEXT WHY REMODEL LESSONS?
1
Pedagogies as a Dance to the Music of the Content
2
Learning Theories Over Time
3
Understanding Student Centeredness in Learning
6
Applying Evidence to Practice
7
Chapter Conclusion
11
LESSON REMODELING HOW TO REMODEL LESSONS
12
Lesson Remodeling as Reflective Practice
14
Milling to Music
102
Scrapbook
103
Reason to Roam
104
Trading Cards
105
Shrinking Your World
106
TexttoSelf
107
Venn Diagrams
108
Reflection Wall
109

Integrating Common Core State Standards
15
Applying DesignDown or Backward Planning
16
Examples of Remodeled Lessons
18
Collaborative Lesson Remodeling in Professional Learning Communities
29
Chapter Conclusion
31
PRESENT STRATEGIES
32
Rule or Criteria Induction
33
Four Corners
34
Snowball
36
The Ladder
37
Hot Potato
38
Graffiti
39
Parking Lot
40
Word Wall
41
Bingo
42
Stand Up Sit Down
44
News Crawl
45
Peer Huddle
48
Kid Lit
49
WhipAround
50
Journal Quick Response
51
Paraphrasing With Synonyms
52
Anagrams
53
Whats My Rule?
54
Find Your Other Half
55
GreenYellowRed
56
Human Fold Pair and Compare
57
Clothesline
58
APPLY STRATEGIES
60
ThreeMember Roles
61
Socratic Role Play
63
ReadinginanHour
64
Social Networking Virtual Role Play
65
Youve Got Mail
66
I Read I Think Therefore
67
Popcorn Debate
69
Placemat
70
Pizza Parlor
72
Price Is Right
73
Thinking Hats
74
Debate
76
Mock Trial
82
ThinkPairShare
84
ThinkPairSquare
85
JigsawExpert Group
86
What If?
87
Reaction Wheel
89
Peanut Butter Sandwich
91
Brick
92
Diamond Ranking
94
Five Ws
96
Dear Abby
98
Who or What Am I?
99
Five Es
100
Wired Knowledge
101
Case Study Roles
110
Create a Puzzle
111
Fishbowl
112
Talking Chips
113
ShowDo DoShow
114
Round Robin or Round Table
115
Carousel Seminars
116
Scavenger Hunt
117
Passport Stations
121
Café Conversations
123
Virtual Museum
124
REVIEW STRATEGIES
126
Gallery Walk
127
Metaphorical Picnic
129
Postcards
130
Cue Card Race
131
Peer Edit
132
Classroom Jeopardy
135
Wheel of Fortune
136
Crossword
137
Mind Map
138
Word Web
139
ListGroupLabel
141
Thumbs UpThumbs Down
142
Wiki
143
Storyboarding
144
Whats the Big Idea?
146
Cue Card Scramble
147
Structured Sort
148
Graffiti Mural
149
Password
150
CircleSquareTriangle
151
Broken Eggs
153
Note Comparison
155
TradeaProblem
156
Mystery Interview
157
Exit Cards and 321
158
Living ImageTableau
159
Human Sequence LineUp
160
Definition Derby
161
IDEAS FOR GROUPING STUDENTS
162
Deck of Playing Cards
163
Random List Generation
164
GUIDE TO LESSON REMODELING PLCS
165
Laying the Groundwork
167
Followup
169
Remodeling
170
Followup
172
Reflection and Revision
173
Followup
174
Lesson Plan Template
175
Did WellDo Better
176
REFERENCES
177
INDEX
179
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Award-winning researcher and educator Dr. Laura Elizabeth Pinto is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty, Department of Theory & Policy Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has been teaching in faculties of education for the past decade, and working with new and seasoned members of the teaching profession with an eye to applying evidence and promising practices to their work. Dr. Pinto began her career as a school teacher, which led her to write curriculum policy for the government of Ontario. Before long, she became a policy analyst and policy manager prior to commencing her doctoral studies. She is also a Past President of the Ontario Business Educators’ Association. She received the prestigious Canadian Governor General’s Gold Medal in 2009 for her research, as well as the Odyssey Award, among other honors. She has received and been involved in large-scale research supported by sought-after Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council grants, for a decade. Dr. Pinto co-authored three Canadian textbooks and related teachers’ guides: Insights (Irwin), Business Technology Today (Nelson), and Business Connections (Prentice-Hall) and authored Curriculum Reform in Ontario: ‘Common Sense’ Policy Processes and Democratic Possibilities (University of Toronto Press). She has authored and co-authored dozens of articles in academic and professional journals. She has co-written provincial curriculum policy, and continues to provide advice to various governments on matters of education policy. She regularly delivers papers and workshops at scholarly and professional conferences both locally and internationally. Dr. Pinto is deeply committed to democracy in education, and education for critical-democracy, and is particularly interested in the role of politics, policy production, and critical thinking to democracy.

 

Stephanie Spares is currently a high school business teacher at Mentor College in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada. Prior to her teaching career, Stephanie spent 5 years as a leader and mentor in a teen and young adults program in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She decided to pursue teaching after a trip to Zambia with Habitat for Humanity in 2007 and she continues to participate in builds with the organization. Her first teaching position was with a public girls’ school in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England where she taught business and economics in 2010.

Stephanie has been a member of the Ontario Business Educators Association (OBEA) since 2011 and participates in the Chartered Accountants of Ontario Teacher Colleague Program. During the school year, Stephanie is involved in leading her school’s Sprott Business Competition (SBC) team and the D.E.C.A. group in addition to coaching at Mentor College.

Laura M. Driscoll is a Business Studies and Accounting teacher with the Toronto District School Board in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Laura has extensive experience remodelling lessons. She has used these techniques to increase student engagement in her own classroom. The strategies included in this book have been beneficial in adapting mandated curriculum requirements for all students, including those at-risk and with special education needs.

Laura has always had a passion for both learning and helping others learn, which led her to pursue her Bachelor of Education from OISE at the University of Toronto. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher and also a member of the Ontario Business Educators’ Association (OBEA). In addition to helping coach volleyball and track and field, Laura has participated in developing curriculum resources for outside organizations and securing and implementing grants for financial literacy education at her home school. Laura enjoys travelling, skiing, camping, biking and is an avid reader.

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