anne@teachingtogether.info

15 Nov 2018

Classroom management for younger teens

In 5 days, I’m giving a seminar in Madrid on Classroom management for younger teens.

I’ve been enjoying myself while preparing for the session.  I’m including things like Wait time and the chance to rehearse.  I wrote about these a couple of years back in this post:

CLASSROOM WAIT TIME, THINK TIME AND REHEARSE TIME

We’re going to be considering how the length of time we should give students to think (and we teachers should wait) varies according to the questions we’re asking.

Let’s think about some questions about a tree.

 

What other things could you use a tree for?

Is the tree the best thing to use for the things we use it for?

What is the function of each part of a tree?

What do we use trees for?

What’s this?

 

 

As you move upwards from the bottom, the questions  will require more and more processing time and students will likely produce several answers (and this is what we’d like to achieve!)

The questions are designed to work on different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

I particularly like this representation of the Taxonomy, with the addition of verbs.  I found it here: https://anethicalisland.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/bloom-verbs.jpg

Bloom’s revised Taxonomy with verbs

 

 

 

 

 

What other things could you use a tree for?

 

Is the tree the best thing to use for the things we use it for?

 

 

What is the function of each part of a tree?
What do we use trees for?

 

 

What’s this?

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ll be discussing lots of other things too!

Here’s my sketchnote summary of the content!

 

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