My first class tomorrow is based on writing, and I really don’t want to jump in straight away.
I’ve been wracking my brains for an hour or so over how I can kick start the class with interest.
I came across a website with 15 ideas 💡 but two that definitely seemed relevant for tomorrow’s class…
(What do you guys think?)
9. With A Write-Around
Hand the first student in each row a piece of paper with a sentence stem, question, or topic on it, tell them which direction to pass when they’re finished, then give each students exactly 30 seconds to write and pass. This is a powerful way to get hesitant writers and speakers to give their opinion, and build off the statements of others.
AND / OR
15. With A Write-Around
Write a “conversation starter” or thinking stem (e.g., ‘Summer reminds me of…’) on a sheet of paper. Actually, try four sheets of paper–different stems on each. Place them at different points in the classroom, explain to the students how the papers are to rotate so that everyone gets each sheet in even time.
HUGE THANKS TO TERRY HEICK FOR WRITING THIS ARTICLE ON TEACH THOUGHT 💭