Students begin to show intense curiosity about the world and how it works. They begin to think abstractly and see shades of gray rather than only black and white.
Small groups of students move between various stations where information about the topic is split between a certain number of stations.
Where 2 teachers are teaching essentially the same content at the same time to 2 different groups.
Students take responsibility for their own learning. They are engaged and motivated in the lesson.
Dynamic process that requires learners to actively choose and evaluate strategies, consider resources, and receive feedback.
Having students talk about their learning can increase their understanding and mastery of new ideas.
Students are just soaking up the information that the teacher finds important through lectures and few activities.
Plunged us into an unprecedented era of high stakes testing, coupled with the threat of not being promoted from grade to grade an of not graduating high school and will be the engine that drives improvement in instruction and student achievement.
Impact of NCLB
Authentically integrative as they use knowledge and skills from several disciplines. It can provide an enriched learning experience for all learners.
They are concerned about others, want to make a difference in the world, and need peer interactions.
Active, Social, Moral, & Physical Learning
Keep parents actively involved as students share important information about their learning, students take ownership in the process as they select the work to share with parent, and student come prepared to explain selected papers and may even determine questions they would like their parent to ask them about their work.
Should be demonstrated through student-centered action and activity. The essential and enduring or “big ideas” and skills must be apparent.
Study teaching and learning strategies that respond to a diverse group of learners, curriculum integration, or numerous other topics related to their practice.
Rubrics should be given in advance to the students. Students should be involved in developing rubrics and should have examples of quality work available.
If focused on learning concepts and goals, it can encourage active learning and offer feedback.
It directly relates to their interests and concerns in the context of the world in and out of school. It must be important to them now and not just for some vague future use in academics or even in life.
This helps students to think about what they already know and help determine what else needs to be learned.
Has many facets that influence young adolescents and their learning environment: gender, socio-economic status, intellectual capacity, and linguistic and ethnic backgrounds among them.
Knowledge about learning, knowledge of their own learning strengths and weaknesses, the demands of the learning task at hand, and self-regulation.