I don’t pin*, but some of my closest friends do (Bronwyn or JenGilpin). They guarantee me that this is a brilliant way to share ideas visually. These two ladies also happen to be kindergarten teachers.
I stumbled across this great board for teachers. There doesn’t seem to be a lot for high school aged students, but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t adjust some of these fantastic ideas for their lessons. Heck, many of these ideas could be just as effective in a grade 3 room as they would in a grade 10 History room.
Here are some of my favourites and how I might use them.
1. Classroom management
This would be really great for 7 and 8s. They may be able to ‘earn back’ letters before they have to wait x minutes after the bell.
2. Building new groups. I have students line up in different orders and then count them off in smaller groups.
3. Oral Assessments/Questioning
4. Literacy and Communication using evidence
Young historians or applied level students would love using a giant venn diagram on the ground to compare periods of time or experiences of different Canadians.
6. Building Relevance
Students often struggle making connections between History and their own lives. Sometimes, it’s easier for them to connect to non-personal things AND this still demonstrates their ability apply ideas. Consider tweaking this anchor chart for the history classroom.
* I’ll admit I started an account whilst researching this post. I’m pinning. *