Drive boredom out of your classroom-and keep it out-with the student engagement strategies in this book. In the first Battling Boredom, bestselling author Bryan Harris offered strategies on beginning a lesson, ending a lesson, small group work, and large group work. Now in Battling Boredom Part 2, Harris teams up with technology integration expert and former teacher Lisa Bradshaw to provide additional strategies on new topics such as academic talk, feedback, writing, classroom technology, and more. You'll learn how to:
Increase the quality and effectiveness of feedback to boost student performance.
Engage students in meaningful reflection with writing prompts and exercises.
Reenergize a lethargic class using movement-based activities.
Integrate technology to create a more enriching classroom experience for students.
Encourage students to speak up, share their ideas, and talk about their learning.
With this toolbox of instructional strategies, you'll have even more ways to end student boredom before it begins, resulting in class time that's more efficient, more educational, and loads more fun!
Bryan Harris is the Director of Professional Development and Public Relations for the Casa Grande Elementary School District in Arizona. Lisa Bradshaw is the Director of Information Technology for the Casa Grande Elementary School District in Arizona.
Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction Part 1 - Academic Talk Artifacts, Realia, and Props Consultation Trios Conversation Extenders Finish the Thought Flip the Brainstorm Jumbled Sentences Key Word Lists Say It with Your Hands Take a Stance-Change Your Hat Turn on the Captions Part II - Energizers Ball Toss How Many Can You Name? Imagine That Stand, Stretch, and Breathe Stand When... Strike A Pose Table Top Memory Telephone The "Or" Game Who's Missing? Part III - Feedback A-Z Brainstorm Anchors Audio/Video Examples Checklists Conferencing Course Evaluations Find and Fix Post-Test Review Quick Quiz Ticket In the Door Part IV - Questioning Focal Points Here's the Answer, Find the Question "I wonder..." Narrated Think Time Open and Closed Questions Powerful Images Questions Only Says Who? What If...? Who Am I? Part V - Technology Annotated Images Backchannels Camera Scavenger Hunt Choice Boards Clickers Without Clickers Collaborative Sticky Notes Collage Digital Whiteboards Explain Your Thinking QR Hunt Part VI - Vocabulary Act it Out Banned Words Big Word Alert Concentration Plus Illustrated Vocabulary Jump In Vocabulary Magnet Words Plus Two, Minus Two Word Jar Word of the Day Part VII - Writing Three-Two-One Alter the Audience Expand the Sentence Fast Writing One-Word Summary Response Journal The Week in Review What, So What? Write On Write, Talk, Revise Part VIII - Student Engagement Strategies that Don't Work Academic Decathlon Answer Hunt Anything with a "Robin" in it Copying Extended Lecture Gotcha! Name First Rhetorical Questions Who Wants To...? References