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Wednesday, November 7

  1. page 4. Homework and Practice edited ... b) Increase in skill speed, used for improving students' abilities to apply these skills in mo…
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    b) Increase in skill speed, used for improving students' abilities to apply these skills in more complex problem solving.
    c) Deepening understanding of a concept - providing students time to read further, elaborating on a new idea and expanding their understanding.
    d) Preparation fofor the following
    2. Match the right type to the goal. Assign the appropriate homework type to meet the learning goal to make homework a more focused learning experience.
    3. Assign the right level of homework. Homework assignments should be at the instructional level that matches the students' skills.
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  2. page 6. Cooperative Learning edited ... What is Cooperative Learning? Cooperative learning is a teaching strategy for organizing clas…
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    What is Cooperative Learning?
    Cooperative learning is a teaching strategy for organizing classroom activities. Grouped into small teams, pupils work together to achieve shared goals. This structured group is an effective tool to address learning, organizational and communication problems at school.
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    from students.
    Cooperative
    Cooperative learning has
    What is its purpose?
    There is an every increasing need for interdependence in all levels of our society. Providing students with the tools to effectively work in a collaborative environment should be a priority. Cooperative Learning is one way of providing
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  3. page 6. Cooperative Learning edited {kids 11.jpg} What is Cooperative Learning? ... learning is an instructional a teaching st…
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    What is Cooperative Learning?
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    learning is an instructionala teaching strategy that simultaneously
    addresses academic
    for organizing classroom activities. Grouped into small teams, pupils work together to achieve shared goals. This structured group is an effective tool to address learning, organizational and social skillcommunication problems at school.
    Cooperative
    learning by students. Itshifts the focus in teaching from lecturing to interaction. The teacher serves as afacilitator and observer during all cooperative learning activities. Although the teacher's role is a well-researched
    instructional strategy
    not so overtly dominant, he or she remains actively involved. Teachers are expected to join the student groups for brief periods to facilitate the learning process and has been reported to be highly successful inmake sure that students do not digress from the classroom. task. They should also be available to answer questions that may come from students.
    Cooperative learning has proved to boost academic achievement, improve behavior and attendance, increase self-esteem and motivation.

    What is its purpose?
    There is an every increasing need for interdependence in all levels of our society. Providing students with the tools to effectively work in a collaborative environment should be a priority. Cooperative Learning is one way of providing
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  4. page 6. Cooperative Learning edited ... The basic elements of cooperative learning can be considered essential to all interactive meth…
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    The basic elements of cooperative learning can be considered essential to all interactive methods. Student groups are small, usually consisting of two to six members. Grouping is heterogeneous with respect to student characteristics. Group members share the various roles and are interdependent in achieving the group learning goal. While the academic task is of primary importance, students also learn the importance of maintaining group health and harmony, and respecting individual views.
    How can I adapt it?
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    teachers can incoporateincorporate group work
    {Cooperative Learning Sample - Geometry Assignment.pdf}
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  5. msg NICE WORK message posted NICE WORK Thanks Ashley!
    NICE WORK
    Thanks Ashley!
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Tuesday, November 6

  1. msg Some Tweaks message posted Some Tweaks Great work Devin! I made a few spacing changes as well. Other than that your page is well organized…
    Some Tweaks
    Great work Devin! I made a few spacing changes as well. Other than that your page is well organized and easy to read.
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  2. page 10. Kinesthetic Activites edited The kinesthetic learners learners, who are ... as tactile learners learners, grasp things {…
    The kinesthetic learnerslearners, who are
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    as tactile learnerslearners, grasp things
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    Characteristics of Kinesthetic Learners
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  3. page 7. Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback edited ... Be knowledgeable of different types of feedback Understand a rubric Recommendations for Cla…
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    Be knowledgeable of different types of feedback
    Understand a rubric
    Recommendations for Classroom Practice
    (from Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works)
    Set learning objectives that are specific but flexible.
    Allow students flexibility in personalizing learning.
    Communicate the learning objectives or goals to students and parents.
    Contract with students to attain specific learning objectives or goals.
    Use criterion-referenced feedback (references a specific knowledge or skill level)
    Focus feedback on specific types of knowledge
    Use student-led feedback.

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  4. page 3. Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition edited ... Visual representation of effort may increase effort. Students who are helped to design an &quo…
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    Visual representation of effort may increase effort. Students who are helped to design an "effort log" using graphic representation will be more likely to see it in their mind's eye, and refer to it when working.
    Create a class effort rubric. A class that shares a common definition for effort will also share the understanding of effort and achievement. If students are in learning groups, on the same teams, or in study groups together, they will have a common language and a shared ideal regarding effort and achievement.
    The above information was developed by Northwest Regional Education Laboratory, Portland, Oregon; Title: Nonlinguistic Representation. © 2005 - Focus on Effectiveness is a product of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. These materials are in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission. The following acknowledgment is requested on materials which are reproduced: Developed by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Oregon
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