The How to of Learning Stations


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The How to of Learning Stations

  1. 1. Photo by Renato Ganoza, The How To of Learning Stations
  2. 2. I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. - Albert Einstein
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  4. 4. Time limits Proficiencies Abilities Interests Skills Learning needs Emotions Moods Talents Behavior Strengths Background knowledge Students have different …
  5. 5. How do they study at home? Adjust the light & temperature Take breaks at leisure Snack Use comfy furniture Listen to music
  6. 6. Our learning environments should prepare for the work field & help us meet students’ diverse needs Photo by Shermeee,
  7. 7. Their professions will allow them these choices & conditions
  8. 8. Image KSC-04PD-0583 CC by NASA Group work Facilitate Learning stations
  9. 9. Consider the developmental stage
  10. 10. Image CC Classroom View by Kathy Cassidy, Flicker What does it look like? Group work Individual work Whole class
  11. 11. Becreativewithyourspace!
  12. 12. Image CC Classroom View by Kathy Cassidy, Flicker Technology station
  13. 13. Reading stations
  14. 14. Art stations
  15. 15. 03 - October - 2008 -- Wii Kids by reway2007, Flickr Game stations
  16. 16. Maker Stations
  17. 17. Dress up or make believe stations
  18. 18. Board games, blocks, Legos, play dough, science experiments, etc.
  19. 19. You may have stations to support learning needs - ADD, autism, low literacy, language learning, etc.
  20. 20. Ask students to design their own stations
  21. 21. Adapted image via Include challenge cards with ideas
  22. 22. Include props or structures to inspire creativity
  23. 23. Set time limits or do rotations
  24. 24. Ask parents for supplies or to decorate
  25. 25. More tips! Clean-up instructions Hands-on games & materials Pillows, sofa, or other comfy furniture Station leaders Help crew
  26. 26. How do I manage this?
  27. 27. Activity Logs
  28. 28. Calendars
  29. 29. • Give each group a stack of yellow, blue, & red cups. • The top cup is their status. • Yellow= sunny & bright, everything's all right • Blue= we're through, what should we do? • Red= we have a problem we cannot solve alone The Cup System
  30. 30. Get your copy of Learning to Go- Twitter: @ShellTerrell Amazon- The 30 Goals for Teachers
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