Target Audience: K-12th Grade Teachers
Direct instruction can be tedious for teachers and for students. Implementing stations and movement into the classroom can help students get up, collaborating and ready to learn independently. Allowing for exploration prior to direct instruction can help increase student engagement and get them curious about what the next unit will entail.
In this session I will show how I use a "Input" stations set up around my room to introduce a new unit topic. Students explore and take ownership of their own understanding. I will also share how adding "output" stations mid unit is a great way to assess misconceptions and do a formative assessment without the stress of a quiz or test on your students. Finally, I will show how you can increase the depth of knowledge for students using guided inquiry activities.