My new instructional strategy I tried this week was “3 stay 1 stray”. After introducing living and nonliving and watching an educational video I had the kids recap what they learned about. Groups were given either a “living” or “nonliving” labeled piece of paper. Students were asked to write or color things they learned about each category. Afterwards, I had one student (the youngest student in the group) move to another group to share their groups’ ideas and learning. Overall I felt this was a beneficial instructional strategy. It included an engaging, hands-on cooperative learning opportunity for students. Students had the opportunity to demonstrate their learning through pictures or words and then were verbally able to express it to others. It was a great way to quickly recap the new information the received for the day. On the negative side, students who did not “stray” were disappointed and not the best listeners for the student who was presenting.
Time To Celebrate!
3 years ago