The Joyful Classroom: Practical Ways to Engage and Challenge Students K-6

The Joyful Classroom: Practical Ways to Engage and Challenge Students K-6

by Responsive Classroom


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Students learn more, and with more joy, when lessons connect with their lives while challenging them to stretch and grow.

In this book, you'll find practical, ready-to-use strategies for creating active and exciting lessons. You'll learn about:

  • Partnering and grouping students for optimum learning
  • Using interactive learning structures such as Maître d' and Swap Meets to support active learning
  • Incorporating acting, drawing, debating, and more into daily lessons while still meeting rigorous learning goals
  • Infusing lessons with choices in what or how to learn to increase students ownership of their learning
  • Incorporating student self-assessment tools to help children monitor and evaluate their own work and identify ways to improve their learning

Filled with lesson plans, precise directions for interactive learning structures, planning guides, and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781892989833
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
Publication date: 03/17/2016
Sales rank: 90,899
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction How Do We Make Academics Engaging? 1

Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your Students 7

Chapter 2 Partnering and Grouping Students for Collaborative Learning 19

Chapter 3 Making Learning Interactive 43

Chapter 4 Using Activities Kids Love 77

Chapter 5 Structuring Lessons for Maximum Impact 95

Chapter 6 Giving Students Choices 117

Chapter 7 Teaching Students to Self-Assess 149

Appendix A Teacher Language 167

Appendix B Interactive Modeling 173

Appendix C Planning Guides 185

Further Resources 197

Index 201

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