Today, I am linking up with the fabulous blogger Joanne from Head Over Heels for Teaching for her Sparking Student Motivation.
Whenever we come back from a long break, my students always want to tell me everything they did. I decided a few years ago to give my students time to tell the whole class what they did! I call it One-Minute Recaps! I give each student one minute to tell the class anything they want! I usually choose a stick with their name on it and then set the timer. Sometimes we will do it during morning meetings or we will do it when we have a few minutes throughout the day. Most students will take the whole time, but some do not. I don't pressure the kids to do it, but most of the time they want to talk! I make sure the other students are sitting quietly and they are not aloud to interrupt whoever is speaking. I also give a one-minute recap, which the students find exciting! They even told me I could go over the minute when the timer rang!
I am also part of an awesome giveaway with Erin at Learning to Be Awesome! She has three different giveaways going on through January 13th! Check it out and enter!
Have a great rest of your day!