What does engagement look like in the OCSU environment?
- Kindergartners turning and talking about things they notice and wonder during a read-aloud.
- Second-graders holding up mini-boards with their responses during a Eureka math lesson.
- Fifth graders recording their thinking on a whiteboard or large piece of chart paper and then moving around the classroom to analyze their peers’ recordings and to look for similarities and differences (chalkboard splash).
- Middle school students working in pairs with their 9:00 partners (appointment agenda).
- High school students participating in a review of content using the three 3’s in a row strategy.
- Administrators moving around in an inside/outside circle activity to share about how they are supporting teachers in implementing formative assessment strategies.
In last year’s TPT class, Michelle Bonneau (Brownington School) created a Buncee presentation that describes the TPTs noted above as well as others from the Himmele and Himmele text. You can view Michelle’s Buncee here: https://app.edu.buncee.com/buncee/02dd97c6fb074c6f967a3b2087b2604a
How are you engaging students in your classroom? Post a comment below to share your ideas!