I really enjoy the responsive classroom and have implemented my own version usually in my classroom. I look forward to really exploring the guided discovery piece this year. Using dry erase markers at the board is a great sensory break for me!
What a class! Responsive classroom! Agreed! Well, Going over the items due next week was helpful. It was a tiny bit overwhelming but, I have faith that we can complete all of it, I think as soon as we get started touching up and such it will be fine. COMIC LIFE was awesome, such a cool program! I could definitely see using this program! This class flew by, I believe it was because we did great interactive moving around activities and a summary of the tasks due. Expressing out top 10 things that annoy us in the classroom and top 10 things we would like to see more of in the classroom was very helpful to see visually! Chalk talk was very interesting, my first time doing this type of thing.
I enjoyed learning more about Responsive Classroom; I use responsive language that uses positive language and feedback. I enjoy using it because I use the words “No” and “don’t” much less. I am communicating about the positive things they are doing by restating their action. I am telling them the things that they should do instead of what they should not be doing. I am believer of Responsive Classroom.
I love the comic life, i feel like i could do so many things with it for students and the classroom. I also liked the chalk talk because it let us all be heard. i would like to see this done with pictures in differnt classrooms. i also like the idea of leaving it up in the classroom and revisiting the ideas that were written down.
I really enjoyed using the chalk talk today. I think that it would be a great tool to use in the classroom and with coworkers to get everyones ideas out there. It would be great in not only raising academic ideas but also social ideas in the classroom and this way everyone can feel that they are having some input into the process and that their ideas are being heard. This would be a great way to discuss classroom rules and let the children be involved in creating the rules for the class.
I have always wanted to learn about responsive classroom. Behavior is so interesting in theory, but when you are in it, it is so frustrating and isolating. These ideas are very helpful. Loved the chalk talk. Very peaceful.
This quote goes along with the responsive classroom setting that we talked about. The chalk talk is a good tool for students with special needs because they can write whatever they want about the topic without having to be worried about what other people think. It's also a calming strategy while still incorporating educational aspects.
I have never seen or participated in a chalk talk before, but I really enjoyed it! I agree that it is a great method to encourage all students to participate in a very non-threatening way. I look forward to trying this in a classroom setting. I also like the idea of leaving it up in the classroom. I think it would be a great tool to have students stay engaged in learning, and to let them continue to go back to and add new information.
Looking at Comic Life was also very interesting. I can envision many beneficial ways to incorporate this in the classroom.
Okay honestly this may not have been the best class for me because I didn't really participate in chalk talk. I think it may have freaked me out a bit because I have never seen or participated in chalk talk before. Something I need to work on is not to be afraid to voice my opinions in class.
On the bright side I do think that it is a great method to encourage all students to participate.
I really enjoyed the chalk talk today. I think that it gives everyone a chance to voice their opinion and ideas on a topic. It worked well for our class but I also think that it would be a very useful tool for children to use in a classroom. This would allow for children who may be shy or not want to say their ideas out loud a chance to have their ideas heard.
The Responsive Classroom is definately a tool I nedd under my belt as I venture into the world of preschoolers. I love interactive sessions because the learning feels more authentic.
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