Reflection: Trust and Respect Observing Erosion - Section 2: Engagement


Creating expectations together, posting them in the room, and reviewing them frequently have helped improve student to student interactions, as well as time on task, but it certainly did not solve the problem completely.  My students still need explicit instruction on issues like solving problems quickly, reaching a consensus, and, as you can see in this video, listening to someone when they are speaking.

Throughout the day, I'll often say things like, "Emma has her hand up to share.  Please turn your head and listen to what she has to say."  For some students, this explicit instruction is much more useful than "Be good listeners!"

  Explicit Instruction on Peer to Peer Communication
  Trust and Respect: Explicit Instruction on Peer to Peer Communication
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Observing Erosion

Unit 4: Earth Science
Lesson 2 of 18

Objective: SWBAT create a model to study water's effects on land.

Big Idea: How does precipitation affect the land?

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Science, Social Studies, Geology, Earth and Space Science, erosion, fossil record (Evolution), soil chemistry, models, water cycle, Earth Science, weather, fossils, soil, slopes
  45 minutes
observing the stream
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