Kickstarting Your Classroom Community is a 6-lesson, brain-compatible, CCSS and 21st century skills- aligned unit designed to help you hook your middle-school kids into your classroom community and engage them in the school year. Our detailed lesson plans and PowerPoint will help you support your kids in four major areas:
· Establishing classroom norms
· Creating a positive classroom culture with active listening strategies
· Helping kids learn about seven main structures and functions of the brain that can be revisited
throughout the school year
· Understanding various learning styles
The unit uses learning partners and teams, real-life performance tasks, videos, informational texts, visual texts, interactive journal, scenarios and academic choices to help students make sense of new information and apply it to their own lives.