My Students Can...

… use Graphic Organizers to organize their thoughts and visualize ideas.

I’ve put a lot of thought into High Yield Learning Strategies lately, and have begun avidly exploring the ways Non-Linguistic Representations and Collaborative work can support students’ conceptual understanding of writing.  I have explored a few ways to allow students to represent their thinking visually, from Venn Diagrams, brainstorms, and story charts.  All of these give … Continue reading

My Students Can...

… create multiple representations of mathematical thinking.

Super ball vs. Tennis Ball experiment My students conducted an experiment in measuring the “bounciness” of two types of balls.  They then graphed the results and were able to determine which type of ball had the greater degree of “bounciness.” This experiment allowed students to experience the math concepts through multiple learning styles: kinesthetically, interpersonally/verbally, … Continue reading

…use various modes of technology to create assessable products.
My Students Can...

…use various modes of technology to create assessable products.

Hamlet’s Truth As an ESL teacher in South Korea, I was tasked with creating lessons that integrated drama and language learning.  This video represents a unit I prepared that made Shakespeare accessible by translating it into simplified, every day language.  My students were then tasked with creating a script depicting one of the scenes of … Continue reading