Help me give my students centers for them to engage in independent and self-directed learning activities.
Hi there! I have the wonderful honor of teaching in a little farming town. Our school, while small, has a HUGE heart, and this is all due to the wonderful students that walk through the doors every day. Specifically I get to teach on average 18 students every year. I enjoy coming to work each day to see the eagerness in their eyes that translate into their love of learning. On top of being incredibly gifted, my kiddos are caring and love me unconditionally, and I feel the same way about them.
While our town takes care of each other, there are some things that are out of control...like a natural disaster.
Last year, Hurricane Harvey made a big impact on our small town. While I personally experienced minimal property damage, I was able to witness firsthand ALL of the water and the destruction that it left behind. Neighbors upon neighbors pulled together in the most amazing ways to help out a fellow friend in need, but in many areas, it has drained any extra resources our community may have had.
With this iPad with an Osmo and Audiobooks, my beginning to read students will have a better opportunity to be immersed into the English language. I want to use these Audiobooks to create a Listening Center where the students can listen to books on CDs. This will improve comprehension and critical thinking skills. With the iPad and Osmo I will create an iPad Center. I want my kiddos to reach their full potential. With the ever evolving need to adapt, I will revamp and enhance my math, writing, and library centers I have already started with supplies we need to allow my students to move from the typical paper and pencil style learning to a more hands-on approach.
These Learning Centers would allow my kiddos to engage with each other.
Whether a student is teaching or learning from another, it's a WIN-WIN! The teaching/learning will all happen organically without teacher intervention, frustration, or embarrassment. Also, just as important as academics, the students are able to work on their social skills through questions, answers, and explanation.
Lastly, and probably most important, these new Learning Centers make learning fun! With many years of schooling ahead of them, I truly feel the attitude of "learning is fun" is needed to ensure a successful future. Learning Centers will allow my students to learn but not feel the pressures to retain or perform. The students will feel as if they were playing rather than being tested.
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