Reflection: Joy Generating Ideas by Categorizing/Classifying Our Life - Section 1: Lesson Opener


I honestly had a hard time doing the lesson opener today because students could not stop talking about their invention or business ideas! They are really excited about this unit and have already started looking into how to get onto Shark Tank in order to introduce their ideas.

This was a good management problem as a teacher. I run a pretty strict classroom and do not tolerate talking over the teacher, but when they could not stop talking about their inventions as we were brainstorming, I adjusted.  After a couple minutes of me trying to show them my thinking I just gave up and said, "Okay, go back to your seats and brainstorm with your partners!" 

This is one of the only times I have had as a teacher in which I was glad student talking (since it was showing a joy of learning) got in the way of my instruction! 

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Generating Ideas by Categorizing/Classifying Our Life

Unit 5: Text Structures Project
Lesson 2 of 11

Objective: SWBAT generate ideas for their text structures project by thinking about different categories of things in their lives.

Big Idea: Classify Your Problems

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