Thursday, May 19, 2011
Today I stood back and watched proudly as my students leaders were teaching their peers about magnets. We explored how like poles attract, but opposite poles repel. We experimented with force fields, and how amazing it is to see a magnet attract iron, even through water, wood, paper, or even a shirt! (LOL! Putting a magnet under your shirt was not in my lesson plan!) Several students were being pulled out of the room to complete make-up testing, and when they re-entered, my student leaders were teaching them the concepts, using key vocabulary and gestures! I even overheard one zealous student telling his group to take out their air blackboards and draw arrows and write "attract" and "repel". With just 5 days of school left, my students are engaged, learning, and teaching- NOT creating discipline problems!!! See what WBT can do? That, my friends, is a ten finger woo with a lightening sizzle!!!