[KACT] Re: Getting students to participate

  • From: D T <teachinhimdgt@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 19:39:34 -0700 (PDT)

Brad

I would like to see the first unit of the curriculum.
Thanks.

David Trombold

--- "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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