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Be Even MORE Engaging !. MBS Learning Conference 2014 Suzanne Culbreth. Culbreth Reunion. “There is no better example of the throttling of creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

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Be

Even

MORE

Engaging!

MBS Learning Conference 2014

Suzanne Culbreth


Culbreth Reunion


“There is no better example of the throttling of creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

Take a room full of 5 year olds and you will see creativity in all its forms positively flowing around the room. A decade later you will see the same children passively sitting at their desks, half asleep or trying to decipher what will be on the next test.”

Madeline Lavine


IF creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.teachers only provide:

THEN…

We are

obsolete

content

formulas

theories

research


We must teach our students to: creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.


creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.65% of class should be student-to-student interaction….

research has proven that communication is vital to student learning. Knowing that this is true, classrooms should be arranged in groups of four and not in rows.”

Tim Kanold


  • Content Acquisition creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

  • Collaborative Practice

  • Performance Tasks


Simultaneous roundtable
Simultaneous roundtable creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

  • Use four different worksheets. Students answer a problem, then pass it to a teammate to check and then answer the next problem


Line it up
Line it up! creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

  • Students place cards in the correct

  • sequence. Trade cards and sequence again.


Team discuss creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

Example / Non-Example

Each team discusses how to define the term. Team must reach consensus and 1 student records the definition. Randomly chosen groups share their definition which is then refined.


Find the Fiction creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

Teammates write three statements: two true / one false. One student reads statements. Teammates guess which statement is false. Teammates defend guess. Student announces the false statement.


One Stray creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

A number is randomly called and that that student stands up. The remaining teammates stay seated but raise their hands. The teacher calls “stray”. Student strays to another team. Teams lower their hands when a new member joins.


Numbered Heads Together creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

Students number off within the team. Teacher poses a problem and students privately write their answer. Students put heads together to showing answers to discuss and share. Teacher calls a number to share with the class.


Mix n match
Mix N Match creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

  • Each student is given a card which is a match for another student’s card. Students find their match. Students mix and trade cards while the music plays. Then repeat the matching process.


Lion / Tiger creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

One student provides one sheet of paper which is folded in half lengthwise with each partner’s name at the top of one column. One student tells the other how to work the problem as the other student records and checks. For the next problem roles reverse.


“First, you must…..” creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

  • LION

  • Listener

  • Recorder

  • Checker

  • Tiger

  • Talker

  • Give instruction


Fan-n-Pick creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

Student #1 holds question cards in a fan.“Pick a card, any card”

Student #2 reads the card aloud.

Student #3 answers the question.

Student #4 responds to the answer.


Inside / outside circle creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

Each studentnumbers off as a 1 or a 2. One group forms a circle and turns around to face outward. The other group of students creates an outside circle by facing a peer from the inner circle. The teacher provides prompts or discussion topics. After allowing time for discussion, the teacher has the students in the outside circle move one or more peers to their right or left.


Jot thoughts creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

Teacher names a topic, sets a time limit and provides think time. Students write and announce as many ideas as they can in the allotted time, one idea per slip of paper. Each slip of paper is placed in the center of the table in an attempt to “cover the table”.


  • Teaching Channel creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

  • Kagan Cooperative Learning Strategies

  • Mind / Shift


Be creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom.

Even

MORE

Engaging!

MBS Learning Conference 2014

Suzanne Culbreth


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