Involve and inspire students with these one-of-a-kind activities! Help your students reach their fullest potential. Create unique learning experiences adaptable to their needs and aspirations with this extraordinary activity book from internationally acclaimed education experts Dr. Russell Quaglia, Michael Corso and Julie Hellerstein. Based on hundreds of teacher and student interviews, the authors implement 3 Guiding Principles and 8 Behaviors and Conditions that profoundly affect student success in grades K-8. You’ll discover student centered ideas and activities that powerfully engage K-8 students in important content areas. Timesaving and easy-to-implement activities help you to: • Promote student self expression, values, hopes and dreams • Foster student engagement, purpose and self worth • Provide a creative and challenging learning environment for all ability levels • Align activities with Common Core, ISTE Standards (NETS) and 21st Century Skills • Promote student leadership and responsibility • Capitalize on technology and promote interdisciplinary connections Includes a handy correlation chart and group discussions, personal reflections, and extended learning opportunities for each stand-alone lesson. An inspiring resource for any educator, use these fun, extensively researched activities to help your students reach their full potential! “The authors have once again designed an extraordinary roadmap for teachers to use in guiding students to find their true voice. A research-based roadmap yes, but more importantly, a map teachers can use to guide students to find their voice through their experiences. The wonderful activities herein are inspiring, engaging and interactive and ultimately lead students to discover their own unique voice and aspirations!” Rich McBride, Ed.D., Superintendent 2014 AESA National President
Chapter 5: Curiosity & Creativity
Curiosity & Creativity
At the beginning of every new science unit, the third-grade teacher projects an image of an object that has been photographed extremely close up. The object is related to the upcoming content. Students are asked to write down a hypothesis or guess of what the object is on a note card. The teacher collects the note cards and does a quick frequency count by placing similar guesses in the same pile. After learning what the top two or three hypotheses are, the teacher asks students who did not have one of these guesses to consider what the students who did have these guesses saw in the photo to make them think that. The students who did have these hypotheses ...