Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hands-On Learning

As a child, remember how much you wanted to touch everything in the store while you were shopping and your parents always told you not to touch?  Well, your students are no different!  Bring artifacts and concrete examples of items that are discussed or read about in the classroom.

While reading, "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane," I realized that as the author talked about the china rabbit, that my students probably had no point of reference at all for what a china doll was.  So I brought this one in, let the kids touch it and get a good look up close.  I've brought in record players, brooches, and other objects that are much better to show than simply tell about.

As you plan your lessons, think about what you have that might make a good teacher show and tell!

Off to the attic...

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