This year, I have found myself gravitating more and more towards foldables. These little folded pieces of paper (originated by Dinah Zike in Dinah Zike’s Teaching with Foldables, Science & Mathematics
) are such a great way to get the students involved and thinking about their learning in an engaging and meaningful way. Whenever we are doing something mundane and otherwise boring, I know a foldable can ALWAYS perk up the room!
Lately, I have been using foldables a lot in science. Science is one of those subjects that is really hard for me to teach. We do the experiments, but then there is just so much background knowledge and other content to learn. Using these foldables has really helped me to streamline my teaching AND to get the kids engaged enough in the background to actually remember it!
Come on over to Teaching in Room 6 to see all of the different foldables that I have done in my latest unit on Living Systems, and see how you can adapt them to your own classroom.
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