Definition: Scaffolding- breaking up learning into chunks Teachers as well a classroom assistants and parents use scaffolding whenever they break apart skills. Those pieces, or chunks, allow students to learn parts and then put the pieces together to understand the whole. Here are a few ideas on how to break learning into manageable pieces. Model/Demonstrate/Show… Read More »
Now’s the Time! Volunteer in A School Volunteering is easy as making phone call to a local school. You’ll find your local schools listed in the front of your phone directory someplace near county and city listings. What can you volunteer to do? gather supplies for a busy teacher help in the school library help… Read More »
A friendly reminder and chart of student tasks. These help kids take on responsibility while kind of freeing up adults.
This school year I plan to continue my ideas for classrooms but will also share single themes across a month of blogs: working with vocabulary, volunteer ideas, etc. That will allow me to KISS (Keep it (my blogs) Short’n Sweet). As always feel free to send me your concerns, questions, ideas, and great educational finds… Read More »