Reflection: Gradual Release Where Do We Go From Here? - Section 4: Closing and Sharing


This is a very simple strategy, but it has huge benefits. In asking students to name what was accomplished and assess what challenges they are encountering and what they need to do in following sessions, puts the locus of control in the student's hands. 

When the students become more in control of their learning and their needs, they are able to begin to critique their work, set goals, and develop strategies. These are the types of traits our society needs in its thinkers and workers. 

It all begins in a simple closing of a science lesson….

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Unit 10: Engineering and Design: Saving the Little Brown Bat
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: Students will be able to create a PSA in an effort to teach others about the plight of the Little Brown Bat.

Big Idea: Learning about a scientific concept is one thing. Convincing others to care is another aspect of the science and what students will focus on in these few lessons.

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Science, technology in education, Communicating Information, habitat loss, engineering and design
  40 minutes
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