New "Learning How to Learn" Video:For the next month or two, my weekly blog series will be a weekly video series, and I will be featuring new instructional videos on YouTube. Including this week's video, I have seven videos posted on the site. This week's new video features a â€œLearning How to Learnâ€ Workshop I hosted for my students and their families on October 26, 2011. About two-thirds of my students attended this hour-long, after-school workshop, and I followed up with the families of the remaining children at a later time. Though I try to create rich, authentic, contextual learning experiences for my students on a daily basis, there are still times when they need to learn how to study and remember discrete pieces of information independently, especially as they progress through the upper elementary grades and into middle school and high school.
Introducing My New Weekly Video Series:For the next month or two, my weekly blog series will be a weekly video series, and I will be featuring new instructional videos on YouTube. Currently, I have six videos posted on the site. The first video features two former students demonstrating the important role that revising plays in the writing process. The next four videos are part of my â€œRock Your Studentsâ€™ Worldâ€ series and feature students demonstrating a variety of movement activities that help children learn academic content. The sixth video is the one I am debuting with this post. In this video I share a powerful way for teachers to create a favorable first impression with students and their families at the beginning of each school year.