This Fun Feature Friday is brought to you by the letter S... for Social Studies.
Across the last few weeks I have been welcomed into at least a dozen teachers' classrooms that are of the social studies persuasion, and I have seen some amazing things. Most importantly, I've walked into classrooms that are filled with learning, and great relationships among students and between the teacher and their students! #blessed
These kids and teachers have got it going on with some of the following:
- Walls filled with the work of students, and the world of social studies! You walk in and are immediately immersed in the disciplines of social studies.
- Technology galore!
- From Google Classroom, to Active Classroom, to Class Dojo, to Schoology and lots of Google Docs allowing students to collaborate.
- Rooms filled with Investigative Teams delving deep into primary and secondary sources. Teams taking notes and sharing their research on a Team Meeting Google Doc. Team Roles in which students are taking responsibility for helping their classmates, and themselves.
- From clear expectations and objectives on the board, to rubrics, to teachers sharing their look fors, and even helping students make to-do lists and track their grades! These are the "untaught" skills that teachers are helping unlock for our students, setting them up for success!
So Social Studies... in the words of Michelle from Full House...