Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Jim B., Social Studies Teacher at Mt. Blue, November 20, 2009
Students then moved to clarifying definitions of words they had already used. Definitions were located using the dictionary on their laptops and then used their own wording. Jim moved among the group offering students help where needed.
The rationale for this lesson was excellent. During this unit, students will need to categorize information. Jim decided to take the time to have them categorize - practice - with something fairly easy - a test run. We often overlook this step when working with our higher level students. This is unfortunate. As teachers we know we can never assume anything - regardless of the level of the group! Thanks to Jim, these students will be able to apply this process to the new concepts they will be learning. Bravo!