What is your best hook?
I like to greet kids with a smile and a hug. That way they feel like I care about them and want them to be successful.
|1/21/2016 12:22:44||Sarah Kasprowicz|
In writing workshop the hook is that they are the author, so they get to choose what gets written.
Toothpaste on black construction paper when discussing that once you say something you can't take it back.
|1/23/2016 16:01:53||B. Klink||student choice & input|
|1/26/2016 15:43:48||Leah Johnson|
Last year to intro a 5th grade stitching activity, I found a YouTube video about a Holocaust survivor who stitched her story instead of writing or talking about it. Was absolutely amazing the the students were very into the video. I had no idea how much until a year later some of them are still talking about it and one student brought in a book she found at the library about the same woman.
|1/28/2016 7:29:56||Heidi Jones|
I have two "easy" hooks that can be implemented in the classroom tomorrow. The first one is the "move it" hook. Get the kids moving any way you can. Have kids play charades: act out spelling words, a scene from history, for argument writing get kids up and move to the side of the room that reflects their opinion...the sky's the limit! The other hook I like is "change it up." Where else can you have class that day? Leave a sign on your door that says meet me in the library. Make use of our awesome outdoor classroom. Go have your class with another class! Conduct class in the commons at the tables. Anything to create variety & different walls (or no walls!) to look at! BTW...this also gets kids moving! Have fun!
|1/29/2016 6:47:24||Mary Iwanski|
Putting the schedule on the board with titles of activities but not descriptions. Kids get excited trying to figure out what that might involve.
|1/29/2016 7:06:15||Dave Wagner||Music|
|1/29/2016 8:00:22||Rachelle Senese|
I haven't had a chance to try this out but I am really excited to do this in chapter 9. For my UDL lesson, I have found a youtube video that shows how parabolas are present in the game Mario. And it also shows other real life examples of parabolas. This will be a great way to get the students interested in the material because who doesn't like Mario! I'm excited to try it out.
It's hard to pinpoint just one, but I would say anytime I share a personal story with students that can help to connect into the lesson. I think their personal favorite is probably when I am teaching them different strategies for generating ideas, such as thinking about powerful emotions and times they've felt that way. I connect them to that particular lesson by sharing about a time when I felt REALLY embarrassed (when I spelled the word "jet" wrong in the spelling bee finals... G-E-T, Jet...so embarrassing!)
|2/5/2016 9:57:42||Becky Oppermann|
One of the best hooks for me is when I have some type of prop out in class that we will use for a game or activity. It gets the kids asking what we are going to do with it and generates excitement. Sometimes it is a beach ball, flyswatters for a game, spinners, dice, stuffed animals, a Batman backpack-the sillier the better!
|2/5/2016 11:56:45||Colleen Frei|
to greet the students as they come through the door with a smile and a "hello"
|2/9/2016 9:25:59||Patrick Middleton|
I think that introducing new concepts and starting lessons with a personal connection (story) helps grab kids attention, adds to it's relevance, and can be kind of amusing.
|2/9/2016 16:25:45||Janine Stolpa|
When the kids come in the morning, I ask "What did you do last night" and they take turns sharing. They speak for about a minute or so. It's a great way to "hook" them into starting t
|2/9/2016 21:47:26||Michael Werni|
Having a question on the marker board that gets students thinking about something they already know that will relate to the lesson that day.
|2/10/2016 11:29:32||Brian Fleischman|
I use the "connection" portion of the mini-lesson to relate to pop culture and tie into the teaching point each day.
|2/10/2016 14:47:18||Brian Klink|
challenge problem of the day in math
Sharing personal stories to make connections.