[KACT] Re: Getting students to participate

  • From: Paul Ogle <pogle@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 24 Aug 2006 08:37:18 -0500

I would too.

Paul

On Thursday, August 24, 2006 8:12 AM, Steve Landry <steve.landry@xxxxxxxxxx> 
wrote:
>Brad,
>
>I would also like to see that first unit.
>
>Thanks
>
>Steve Landry
>Pratt High School
>401 So. Hamilton
>Pratt,  KS 67124
>steve.landry@xxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>On 8/23/06 11:00 AM, "Cline, Brad" <bcline@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>wrote:
>
>> I do whiteboarding in all my courses.  Chemistry I, Chemistry II, and
>> Physics.   I have found this to be very effective in getting students to
>> come out of their shells.  Start out with simple things that they can
>> relate to.  I use whiteboarding for presenting lab results and
>> conclusions, presenting assigned problems from their homework, and
>> simply discussing what happened in a class demo.  One of my colleagues,
>> who adopted whiteboards after I began to use them, stated that it is
>> like putting the slate into the hands of the student in the old one room
>> school house.
>> 
>> I got the original idea from the Arizona State Modeling Physics Project.
>> ASU now has a Chemistry Modeling Curriculum out which I have found has
>> some real promise.  I really like the first unit.  This curriculum
>> centers on the use of whiteboards as well.  If anybody is interested in
>> seeing part of this curriculum, let me know and I will email the first
>> unit to you for review.  I can also give you the passkey to get all
>> materials from the ASU website, but would prefer not to give that out on
>> the listserv.
>> 
>> I plan to put an article concerning the ASU project in the next
>> newsletter... I better get busy on that, huh? :)
>> 
>> Bradley L Cline
>> Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Physics Instructor
>> Goddard High School
>> 2500 S 199th St West
>> PO Box 189
>> Goddard, KS  67052-0189
>> bcline@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>  
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>> Behalf Of London Reif
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:40 AM
>> To: kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [KACT] Re: Getting students to participate
>> 
>> I do the white board thing too, and it is a great way to get kids
>> involved.
>> 
>>>>> Paul Ogle <pogle@xxxxxxxxxx> 8/23/2006 9:19 AM >>>
>> Small group activity using little white boards and markers usually help
>> mine get to where they will answer.  Also, we do something called PBS
>> and give support like tootsie rolls for answering, either right or
>> wrong.   After a while they will pipe in and feel comfortable enough to
>> interact.
>> 
>> I hope that helps.
>> 
>> Paul
>> 
>> On Wednesday, August 23, 2006 8:39 AM, Kelly Deters
>> <kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I'm teaching freshman for the first time ever and it's an
>>> "empirical science" course (pre-chemistry content) that focuses
>>> on deriving understanding from lab experiences and class
>>> discussions.  My problem is they don't discuss!  I ask a
>>> question and the room is dead silent!  I have an incredible
>>> wait time and they still don't answer!  I'm so used to my
>>> upper-classmen that jump in all the time and I never have to
>>> push.  I know they'll loosen up eventually, but any tips?
>>> Kelly
>>> kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx
>>> 
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