Hi I'm Kim Wakefield with Side by Side Educational Consulting, where we work side by side with educators to improve outcomes for all kids. We all know this hot topic, should I or shouldn't I give weekly spelling tests, I get asked this question over and over and over again. I took them [...]
I wanted to share the last tip I have for how to turn around those pitfalls of "think, pair, share." It is about really making sure that you scaffold for your kids through sentence stems, or sentence starters. In order to do this, it takes a little bit of planning, but a good [...]
We have talked already about making sure that you have purposeful partners established, right? You've ranked your kids, you've established them as Partner A / Partner B, you've taught them those good listening habits so they're not only listening to what their partner says but they're really learning what their partner has to [...]
Hey everybody, welcome back. Thanks for coming to hear the next step about how we build those purposeful partners, it's called establishing purposeful partner habits. I don't know about you but I've been engaged in lots of conversations where I don't feel like my partner's really listening to me or engaged in what [...]
Here we are, again talking about establishing those purposeful partners that really allow for cooperative learning to happen in your classroom. The first really important piece that you need to do in order to get purposeful partners happening in your classroom is to make strategic parings. You can have strategic pairings for math, [...]
Today we're going to talk about a common practice in classrooms called "think, pair, share", and what may be some of the pitfalls with a pair-share. So "think, pair, share" is a routine that we use all the time, the teacher asks the question, students think about the question first, then they partner [...]
Kim has been asked to be a speaker at the Scholastic Principals of Literacy Institute in Seattle, Washington on October 13 - 15. Final details about Kim's presentation will be posted to the website once the schedule has been finalized. For more information click here.