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Where can I find more info on is create model? I really loved your idea of scaffolding and limiting lecture time.

Diagnostic Teacher from Milwaukee, WI

At Risk Kids Motivated

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Thank you for this insightful information. The problem I see with most kids is the lack of motivation. Trying to motivated the students is the hardest part of teaching. I know that it's impossible to teach bell to bell, because you do lose the attention of the students after a while.

I like your idea of CREATE. The exit slips sound like a wonderful idea of knowing which students understood the lesson and which didn't. If students knew that there test or exam would be created from the exit slips, that alone, should make them want to attempt the exit slips. No way to fail then. Thanks for this information.

Dr. Rajagopal, I thoroughly

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Dr. Rajagopal, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. Ironically,we use a very similar practice at my school. Our warm-up is called a Do Now; where we get students engage by asking questions to the previous day's lesson. Typically, we allow 5 to 7 minutes to this activity and then spend another 10 minutes going over the question or questions. Next, we actually introduce the lesson for the day and the objectives that need to be met. And, following this, we teach interactively and including activities for the next 30-40 minutes. Finally, before we transition, I have the students to complete an exit ticket which covers the objectives from the lesson. So, it was nice to see someone using a similar concepts to reach students and increase their involvement.

Preschool Teacher

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I really enjoyed reading this post. I found it to be insightful and interesting. I have some challenging students in my classroom that I believe could greatly benefit from the CREATE model, however, I am not quite sure how to implement it into the preschool level. I would absolutely love to try something like this with my students. If anyone has any suggestions of how to do so, please let me know. My colleagues, I'm sure, would love to implement it as well.

Thanks!

Tammy

Ninth grade Spanish teacher from Garland, TX

Thank you for your post! I

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Thank you for your post! I teach on a campus where the majority of our students are at-risk, and based on the TAKS test, math is our weakest subject. I believe that implementation of the CREATE model would be beneficial to them. Everyone wants to be engaged while learning, and making learning interactive truly excites students.

I recently started using Blaine Ray's TPRS strategy for teaching Spanish, and the students love it! It eliminates homework, as well!

Sixth grade language arts teacher in Cleveland, Mississippi

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I love your post, and I am proud to say that the strategies really work. I have students who are motivated now and staying awake during my class. What I do not understand is why students are not as concerned about an education in rural areas as they are in the city?

9-12 Math teacher from Lumberton,NC

I found your strategy for

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I found your strategy for your exit slips very interesting. I think the method you are using is a great way of holding the students accountable for learning that concept. I have shared this method with some of my colleagues and we have agreed to implement this strategy in our classes. Thanks for the insight.

Educator and technology enthusiast from Florida, living in Norway

More details about exit price time

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I would like to know more about the exit price time and how you manage to grade their assignment without the class getting out of control. I worked in an urban school and it seems like your strategy would have been useful in my classroom up until the exit price portion.

What do students do when they're finished? How do you keep the situation from dissolving into a free for all?

In my own experience, working alone was fine so long as everyone was working. But if I was circulating and some people were finishing before others, that's when class was effectively over, and I certainly wouldn't have gotten to grade everyone's papers amidst that chaos.

Just curious how you managed to keep the class on task during that time.

I love this post. I'm

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I love this post. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to make this work in an 8th grade ELA class. My students don't do homework, and their parents don't hold them accountable. I'd love to get it all incorporated into class time. The part that bogs me down when I think about it is reading the anthology selections. I'd sure love any suggestions.

Thanks!

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