As students walk into class, they gather all their materials and get to work right away on their collaborative projects.
Groups are independently engaged in their learning.
“I think greenhouses are going to be too expensive, but let’s look up the costs.”
“I think we should make a movie to tell others about our plan, because that’s more interesting than a PowerPoint.”
Does this scenario sound like a dream classroom, especially during the last few weeks of school? Well, what if this could be your classroom reality?
Keeping yourself and your students charged at the end of the school year sounds great and somewhat daunting. June can be taxing for students and teachers alike. However, the end of the year can also be the perfect time to try out new teaching practices and student-centered learning strategies.
If you lean in to the opportunity to reinvigorate your day-to-day routines, you can set yourself up to finish on a strong note, in terms of both instruction and social-emotional learning.
So, what’s the secret?