A go-to activity to introduce the prompts of depth and complexity to students while they also introduce themselves to their new classmates.
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How I’d push a mere science demonstration to higher level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
My go-to writing task is a free verse poem written from a particular perspective. I learned this idea from my boss, Sandi, who learned it from Joan Franklin Smutny (I think!). You can use ANYTHING as your prompt. A piece of art works well to introduce the idea, but you can move to writing once […]
So many “research reports” are really just “regurgitation re-writes.” Here’s one way to take a research report to a much more interesting level.
Let’s design a flag for your students’ civilizations. But let’s do it right! We’ll dig into the language of vexillology, analyze real flags, form some opinions, and only then create our own flag.
As we begin the project, students first consider where on earth their civilization will begin.
Now, let’s see how your students’ civilization transitions from hunters to gatherers.
Most humans want to live near fresh water, which means that most civilizations settled near a river! Let’s add a river to your students’ civilizations.
If you want to make a massive change in the culture of your classroom, move from teachers asking students all of the questions to students asking each other questions!
Let’s create an MC Escher-style tessellation art (and math) project with nothing more than an index card, a marker, and paper.