Reflection: Routines and Procedures Carbon Sinks: Modeling the future - Section 5: Explain


One of the hallmarks of master teaching is the ability to create a classroom culture that is personalized, adaptable, justified and consistent. Every teacher has a class culture whether aware of it or not. One aspect of your classroom culture includes the routines you use with students to activate their thinking. These routines usually have a different look and feel depending on where you use them throughout a lesson. For the novice teacher, you should look for thinking routines that fit with your style of teaching and that you can personalize over time. Give yourself and your students plenty of time to learn and practice the routines. Once mastered, they are easy to ask of students to complete and will take less time to execute. Try a few and keep those that deliver the results you desire.

For the veteran teacher, we have to mindful to evaluate the routines we have in place and make sure they are still accomplishing with our students what we expect from them and be on the look out for new ideas. In addition, share what works with the newer teachers. Some of us who have been at this for awhile may take for granted for what is old hat for you way be new and exciting to a developing teacher.


  Establishing Thinking Routines
  Routines and Procedures: Establishing Thinking Routines
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Carbon Sinks: Modeling the future

Unit 4: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Impact on Oceans
Lesson 5 of 10

Objective: SWBAT use a model to explain how natural and anthropogenic activities impact the flow the carbon on Earth, summarize the results of energy choices on carbon emissions and report how energy choices may affect the environment.

Big Idea: Students use an online simulation to analyze the amount of carbon emissions given off by a set of energy choices and then report their findings out.

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Science, acid rain, Climate Change, ocean, Carbon, carbon cycle, Energy, tides, Sea level rise, map
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