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Sixth grade teacher in Argentina

How interesting and

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How interesting and motivating! I´m delighted with everything you share. smart, precise, challenging!

i´m a real fan !

Hello Todd sir, I can't be

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Hello Todd sir,
I can't be more thankful to you for this article. this piece is immensely resourceful not only in terms of the ideas you have dished out but also the links. will definitely use all the ideas and will continue to use the one which click better.

I would definitely like to share here one of the activities that i use as bell ringers and it is rapid fire. This is basically the recapitulation of what my students have come across in the previous classes. one example is they one after another, they stand and frame a sentence on a word they have already learned. or i draw some pictures of the board and each one chooses one of those and shares what comes to his or her mind when they see that picture. These activities work so well. these not only churns their their language use through nurturing the intellectual faculty but also fills the classroom with laughter, banter, fun and humane reflections

Thanks for the ideas, Todd. I

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Thanks for the ideas, Todd.

I want to echo Michael's thoughts, and caution teachers that StudentNewsDaily does not try terribly hard to disguise their conservative slant. I may still use it with my high school students, but only after carefully vetting the information contained in each article. The extra work I would have to do to utilize that site makes it much less appealing.

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Such a civilized approach!

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Such a civilized approach!

Regular Education Teacher and SMART Mentor

We take attendance twice a

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We take attendance twice a day. The first time is supposed to be by 1030 in the morning because it's tied into our lunch count. The second time is after lunch. If students arrive late or leave early, this is adjusted in the office.

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Such creative ideas! I

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Such creative ideas! I especially like writing a question on the board and having students put their names under the correct answer. One bell ringer exercise that I always used in music class was to practice silently. If we were playing marimba, recorder, or drums, the instruments would be set up and students could play their instrument without making a noise. If we were not playing instruments that day, I would sometimes have music playing and ask students to listen for certain musical aspects like intervals, mode, patterns, and think about who could be the composer. I would then ask for their thoughts and it would lead us into a lesson.

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Myth v. Facts... What a

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Myth v. Facts...

What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing!

I love the idea of signing

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I love the idea of signing into class! As a pre-service teacher I have seen many different bell ringer activities but one of my favorites is signing in. In the few times I had done it I linked my question to the lesson from the previous day. That way the time is used efficiently. The students are able to get a quick review of the material. Another great way I have seen it used is with true and false questions. My cooperating teacher used to post science myths and facts at the beginning of the period and the students would have to guess if they were true or false. After everyone had placed their name on a side we would discuss the answer and why.

2/3 grade Dual Immersion teacher

Thank you for sharing these

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Thank you for sharing these links! I am curious to implement and also look for ways to incorporate the use of smartboards and Ipads as our program was just given a grant for this :)

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Thank you for the kind words,

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Thank you for the kind words, Faith!

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