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It's the first day of school and you need to give your students a lot of information. It's a scenario they need to repeat several times on the first day, a day when they move from the freedom of summer to those hard old seats. Why not try something a little different and introduce yourself and your class with back to school stations? Your students will love you for it!
These stations will allow students to get up and moving, and will give them some voice and choice, something all secondary students appreciate. Also, the activities require active participation in things like looking over your syllabus, rather than them passively tuning you out when you go over it.
The package includes the following:
Station titles, task cards and task sheets for:
-Getting to know you activities: this station allows you to tell the students a bit about yourself and them to introduce themselves to you.
-Exploring your syllabus: tasks make sure students focus on the important information they need about your class.
-Setting goals: tasks ask students to reflect on their strengths and weakness, and to set goals for the course.
-Classroom expectations: tasks ask students to individually reflect on the expectations they have of you, and the expectations you can have of them. Then, they work together to suggest ideas for a classroom code of conduct.
-Interviewing Classmates: tasks require them to talk to their station-mates, getting to know them better and practicing speaking skills.
-Making suggestions: tasks ask students to individually reflect on things they have enjoyed-and learned from-in other classes. Then, they will work together to suggest ideas for your class. This is a win-win: you get inspiration and they feel like they have a voice.
-Six word memoir: at this station, students will reflect on a significant memory or event from their lives and write a six word memoir.
-Learning Styles: here the kids will explore their preferred learning style and temperament.
See what other teachers are saying:
♥ Wow! You nailed it! This is exactly what I had in my mind for beginning the new year in an educational, interactive way!
♥ What a unique way to start the year, it really got my students engaged!
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