In our TCI webinar on this topic, we discovered that engaging students in debate or whole-class discussions involves a few steps and some rich resources. Here are the guidelines we shared: 1. Challenge students to discuss controversial and complex issues in small groups. 2. Create heterogeneous groups and a suitable classroom arrangement. 3. Prepare students [...]
Would you like to take advantage of the upcoming Black Friday as a way to get your students to be financially literate? Use this two-day lesson with students to explore comparison shopping and credit card use. Groups of students prepare for a fictional news conference where they release resources both in print and digital formats [...]
Posted: November 9th, 2012 under Challenging Students, Classroom Technology, Educational Trends and Issues, groupwork, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, students, TeacherGenius, Teaching Strategies, Web 2.0 Tips and Tools.
Tags: 21st century skills, Black Friday, economics, financial literacy, Free Lesson Plans, groupwork, lessons, strategies
This is the slideshow that I used to go along with our webinar on 11.7.2012 working with primary sources. Primary sources 10 ideas 3 sources from Brian Thomas
This was the PPT that we used for our webinar on 10-24-2012 on the topic of two strategies to reach Common Core standards. See more of what we do by visiting us at http://teachtci.com Common core strategies from Brian Thomas
Posted: October 24th, 2012 under Common Core, Educational Trends and Issues, students, Teaching Strategies, Writing.
Tags: common core, response groups, speaking and listening, strategies, Writing for Understanding
We have updated and included more sites in our popular Starters Guide to Free Web 2.0 tools. You can download the document by clicking the download button. Please print and share with teachers you know. For more great ideas, tips, and sites like these, visit TeacherGenius . Don’t miss out on a chance to share your [...]
Posted: February 9th, 2011 under Challenging Students, Classroom Technology, groupwork, students, TCI info, TeacherGenius, Web 2.0 Tips and Tools.
Tags: 21st century skills, edtech, strategies, teaching, web 2.0
Get a brief tutorial of the Social Studies Skill Builder strategy in this five-minute video. Discover five steps to creating a path to marry content instruction to skill development. You can even download a portion from our methods book to go deeper. Visit our Teacher Genius section on Teaching Tips and see ways to get even more [...]
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com. One of the six strategies for teaching content with TCI materials is called the Social Studies Skill Builder. These types of lessons are great to get students rapidly moving and engaged into content while at the same time they concentrate on skill development. Visit our TeacherGenius section to [...]
Posted: August 19th, 2010 under Challenging Students, Multiple Intelligences, TCI info, Teaching Strategies, Web 2.0 Tips and Tools.
Tags: lessons, Multiple Intelligences, skills, social studies, strategies