- Give the students a paper that has the outline of your state, repeated twice, like the example below. Better yet, save the prep time and just have students draw it.
- Have them label the left as "State" and the right as "Restate."
- Direct students to "state" what they learned in the lesson, and then paraphrase or "restate" what they learned.
This week I was working with a creative group of teachers from American Leadership Academy in Arizona.The teaching ideas were being generated so quickly that the temperature rose to 116 degrees! I challenged the group to develop variations on the traditional "ticket out the door" idea. Here's one of the ideas a teacher shared.
Memory experts tell us that students need to recode learning into their own words in order to move it into long-term memory. This is such a simple way to do that! I especially love that it can be used by any teacher, any subject area, any grade level!
Anne M. Beninghof
Anne's mission is to improve instruction through collaboration and the sharing of creative, practical ideas for educators.
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