Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Getting to Know You! - Section 3: Content Icebreaker!


           The day of this lesson's execution, I lost functionality of SMART Board pen to add terms to the classes word trees. A solid improvisation was to have students utilize large sheets of paper and construct their content trees in groups of no more than 5 students. In this alternative, I gave students options to be creative (use sticky notes as the leaves, use various colors to represent varied student input, etc.) and allotted the same amount of time recorded in the lesson to construct the tree on the board collectively. Pre and post video, students shared out their responses to the class and posted their products (see resource examples) in the physical environment at the conclusion of the activity. This alternative was very effective in achieving the overall goal of getting students acclimated to the upcoming content of the course. 

  Adjustments to Practice: When Technology Fails!
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Getting to Know You!

Unit 1: Classroom & Course Orientation
Lesson 2 of 3

Objective: Students will become acclimated to the course's focus and their learning partners within the course.

Big Idea: Learning about the neuroscience classroom culture/environment!

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