BubbleUp Take5: Movement, life lessons, dynamic book displays, classroom observations, and the school bus
This week, we're back to a Take5 full of news and ideas from around the web. We've been reading about movement in the secondary classroom and key lessons that all kids need to learn. We're thinking about creating fantastic book displays to lure in readers, administrator observations, and using time on the school bus to extend learning. So, take a look and let us know what you think!
I think that movement in instruction is essential (in fact, I think movement in the human day is essential). However, I also believe that in many of our secondary classrooms, movement takes a back seat. With this in mind, the Amerian Institute for Learning and Human Development offers ideas on making learning physical in the middle and high school classroom.
A recent post by A.J. Juliani highlights 7 Lessons Every Kid Should Learn in School (That Have Nothing to Do with Curriculum). Are you making sure your students are working on these lessons in your classroom?
Targeted to librarians, but relevant to language arts teachers, reading teachers, or any educator who wants to pull together compelling collections of books, this piece from Book Riot offers a how-to guide on creating awesome book displays.
Sometimes it's stressful for a classroom teacher when an administrator walks in for a classrom observation. This article from ASCD's Education Update offers two perspectives on the classroom walkthrough: the teacher and the principal. It's helpful for all educators to understand both sides of an observation visit.
Should the school day extend to the bus? Nationwide, many children face long bus rides to and from school. One school district is working to use that time for continued learning experiences.
What have you been reading this week?
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