Education Blog by DUO Inspirations Offers Ways to Get to Know Your Students in the Beginning of the School Year
How are you? Since it is at or near the beginning of the school year, depending where you live, I thought it would be a nice idea to talk about ways to get to know your students better. As a former teacher, I think it is important to get to know your students as quickly as you can. Knowing your students’ likes, dislikes, learning styles, hobbies, goals, strengths, weaknesses, and such will make your job as teacher quite a bit easier.
So, whether you are homeschooling one or two children or teaching a complete classroom full of students, I invite you to ask your students to write something that will help you get to know them better. Even if you think you know the students quite well, it is often good to start with a baseline or two double check strengths weaknesses, and other points to get a baseline for the year and to ensure that nothing has changed drastically.
You may choose to do this in a variety of ways. Maybe you would rather compose a questionnaire to ask each student about his or her likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, hobbies, learning styles, and such. In that way, students can write short answers. You may want to choose one focal question at a time and have students write the answer in a journal. Maybe make the assignment be more of a short story or short essay.
Some of you may be thinking that a child might not be able to answer questions about his or her learning style, strengths, or weaknesses. However, I think you would be surprised. I think children have opinions and can voice more than we give them credit for in many instances. Some students may not know how to voice or write what they mean, but that is okay. You will never know until you try.
When asking about things such as learning style, bring the question down to their level, whatever that might be. They may not understand what learning style means. Many adults don’t know the meaning of learning style. However, you can phrase the question something like, “What was your favorite learning activity last year and why?” Ask students to describe the activity with as much detail as possible.
This can be modified for kindergarteners or other students who do write so well yet. For example, you can give each student three Popsicle sticks: one with a smiley face, one with a sad face, and one with a straight or neutral face. Then, you can the class to show a face for how they like or dislike a variety of learning activities. Be specific, such as “teacher reading aloud to the class”, “you reading aloud”, “silent reading of a book of your choice”, “written word sorts”, “physical word sorts (sorting words by moving cards around)”, “singing a chant or rhyme to remember a math fact”, “going on a nature walk to count how many different kinds of flowers you see”, “conducting an experiment to see what floats and what sinks”, etc. Don’t stop with pure academic topics. Ask about music activities, art activities, sports activities, socializing activities, guidance class activities, etc.
If you are doing something like this where you ask the questions verbally, it might be a good idea to list the questions and the students down ahead of time and note which face each students show. In that way, you can look at it later and establish some basic likes, dislikes, and learning styles information for each student. It might not be an ironclad way of doing it, but it should give you a general idea or at least some information for most students.
With older students, it might be best to come together as a class and talk about different learning activities. Help the students to brainstorm various learning activities to get their brains thinking and on topic. Then, ask students about their favorite learning activities and why they like them.
Another way to get to know your students is in the first few weeks of school ask questions as part of your morning meeting. You can use it as part of a discussion on voting or chart making. Ask students to vote on whether they like math or reading better, social studies or science better, speaking in front of the class or writing better, art or gym better, etc. You can simply ask students to vote together, simply say in turn by going around in a circle, or maybe toss a beanbag back and forth to each other and when each student gets the beanbag, say “Good morning. I like ______ better than ________. What do you like?” and then pass the beanbag to someone else.
Some students may “balk” and feel that these are “stupid questions”. Some may find it difficult to answer the questions in the way you are asking, especially if it means doing it in a way that doesn’t match their particular learning style. I find that it often helps if you say something like, “Some of you might think these are silly questions. However, these questions will help me to know you better and will help me know how to teach you better. You may even find that by knowing your answers to these questions, I can make our time together a little more fun than if I didn’t know your answers.”
Students, even young students, like to know there is a purpose for doing an activity and it isn’t just busy work. They may not be able to verbalize it, but I believe that they want to know that their time isn’t being wasted on “stupid stuff” just like we do.
If you like this post, I have another get to know your students post. You can read it here.
Now, it is your turn.
What do you do to get to know your students in the beginning of the school year? Please, share to give the rest of us some new ideas.
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How are you? I hope you are well. It is summer and homeschoolers might want to take it easy, but still do something fun and educational. So, I created a nice little activity for your enjoyment.
This activity encourages questioning and curiosity as a way of learning. People are more apt to want to learn and seek out learning opportunities if they can pique their interest. Let’s face it. It is more fun to learn the answers to the things we wonder than it is to learn what other people say we should learn.
Encourage curiosity, questioning, and learning in your students. Take students for a walk outside. Let them explore. Prompt them to find things and wonder things about different objects. It might be difficult for students to pique their curiosity or come up with questions at first, but encourage them to keep trying.
One way to help students learn to wonder is to role model it. The questions might seem awkward and made up to you, but with some enthusiasm in your voice, you can show your students how rewarding it can be to wonder. Maybe say things like, “Oh wow! Look at that stone. It is all black except for that white streak going through the middle. I wonder… Why would a black stone have a white streak in it?”
Maybe ask students to take a guess as to what they think the answer might be. I actually don’t know the answer. In a general sense, I would guess that it might be some sort of mineral that was formed or pressed into the stone.
After students guess their answers, help them look up the answers. Show them a book that might have the answer, help them research it online, or tell them the answer if you know it.
Try to make this activity as enjoyable as possible. You want to encourage learning, not discourage it. Try not to overwhelm the students by trying to do too much at once. That is why I only have room for three different questions. It can be done in one lesson or three. It doesn’t matter.
This activity includes taking a walk outside or at least spending some time outside. If you want, do it informally, as part of some fun outdoors family time. Walk or hike and nonchalantly start your wondering questions. Maybe ask students to collect a few interesting items to bring home and explore further.
I hope you enjoy the “I Wonder… Nature Walk Questions” activity sheet. Please, feel free to download it and use it. It is my gift to you. I want to encourage learning.
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How are you? Have you ever had a child who didn’t like to read? Is reading difficult for your child? When I was teaching kindergarten, I saw students who struggled to read.
There are many reasons that students struggle to learn. Sometimes, it is lack of interest or a learning disability. Other times, it could be that others have dissuaded learning for some reason. People can be cruel at times and pick on others for learning or not learning quickly enough. Learning can seem “boring” to some.
Whatever the reason for the lack of learning, it is sometimes helpful to let a student know that he or she is not alone. It is nice to know that others struggle also at one thing or another.
Another strategy to help encourage learning is to make a game out of the material. Make learning fun. This can mean doing things like, talking and teaching while doing something physical or reading stories about various subjects or creating a treasure hunt with facts and questions. It can mean reading stories and discussing facts or creating an adventure.
So, a while back, I wrote a children’s book about a boy who doesn’t like to read. The other kids in school make fun of him, because he isn’t very good. His feelings are hurt and he doesn’t even feel like trying any more. His mother ends up turning things around for him. She makes reading fun. What book do I mean? The book is “Johnny’s Adventure Makes Reading Fun” by Jodi Desautels.
Some reasons for reading difficulty aren’t helped as easily as others. However, I wanted children to know that they aren’t alone and that reading can be fun. That is why I wrote “Johnny’s Adventure Makes Reading Fun”.
If you have a child who doesn’t like to read or has difficulty reading, you may want to try reading “Johnny’s Adventure Makes Reading Fun” to him or her. It has helped others and could help your child as well.
Now, it is your turn.
I am glad you are here. What are your strategies for working with a child who doesn’t like to read? Leave a comment, so we all can learn from each other.
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How are you? The school season is either finished for the year or coming to a close for many students. For students who are quick to learn, a summer break from school isn’t an issue. Yet, not every student is quick to learn.
Sometimes, a mild setback during summer months is okay. I mean, everyone has setbacks in one form or another, right? It is a fact of life. It isn’t so bad. Everyone needs to learn how to deal with setbacks.
Yet, for some students, especially for those already struggling, it is nice to give some sort of educational practice or guidance throughout the summer months as well. Many times, this extra practice and guidance can be in the form of an “always learning” mindset. That is to say, you can create learning experiences in every day conversation and experiences, sometimes without the student suspecting it.
So, what do I mean by an “always learning” mindset? (Note: This is a term I just made up. It can be likened to a lifelong learner as an adult, I would think.) I mean, when your kindergarten student helps set the table, have him or her count the number of people and then ask something like, “So, how many plates will we need?” And, guide him or her to make the one to one connection between people and plates.
Another example of an “always learning” mindset, might be to ask your child questions like, “Oh, that is a cute little chipmunk. What do you think they eat?” Then, of course, look up the answer and share it with your child. It only takes a few minutes, but it encourages wonderment and role models wanting to learn, asking questions, and seeking answers.
There are times when a more structured learning experience might be called for during the summer months. I really think it is important to help struggling learners during summer break from school. Why? I think this is important, not only because maintaining or advancing in educational skills is so valuable, but also because it could greatly improve the confidence of the student.
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I would like to hear about some of your summertime learning activities. Do you practice an "always learning" mindset with your child? What sort of help could you use in your education journey? Thank you for your comments and feedback. Feel free to comment below or contact me. Thank you for being here. I appreciate it.
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How are you? I hope you are well. I know how difficult it can be to accomplish writing goals when you don’t have a topic in mind. With that in mind, I like to try to give writing prompts about once a month or two.
I have a question for you. Do you like board games? I hope so, because I have decided that today’s writing prompt would entail board games. Have you played any board games? Which one is your favorite?
Write a story that includes you teaching someone how to play your favorite board game. It can be a story based on real life or a made up story. It can have anyone you want in it for characters. The story can be set in the past, present, or future.
Have fun with it. Maybe make it part of a family game night or a slumber party or something. I don’t know. It is up to you.
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I don’t know the legalities or copyright rules around using a product name in a story. (I am not sure, but I think it would be fine for a writing assignment or personal practice. However, if you want to create a story you can publish or sell, I think I would research it first.)
Now, it is your turn.
Thank you for being here. I hope you are finding the writing prompts and the Education Blog by DUO Inspirations helpful and interesting. Regardless of whether you choose to use the writing prompt or not, please feel free to share your favorite board game. (Mine? Pictionary. Sadly, I don’t have many people in my life that enjoy it as much as I do.)
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How are you? I have something new for you today. As you may know, I am a children’s book author. I enjoy writing and teaching, as you can probably tell from my blogs. Today, I have a writing resource for you.
Authors and writers go about writing in a variety of ways. They work the words and design their stories from thoughts, events, people, situations, desires, dreams, and a multitude of other inspirations.
The resource today is to help writers organize their thoughts around the characters in their stories. Especially for a longer story with multiple plots and subplots, it is good to be organized and know your characters well. Although, it can be helpful for short stories and children’s books to know your characters well. You never know when you want to complete a series or even a movie based on your stories.
So, how do you keep everything about your characters organized? One strategy is to create a character profile. You write everything you can think of about a character down in one spot. Don’t take anything for granted. Just because you think you know your character and have a clear picture of your character in your mind, doesn’t mean that you will remember everything as your write your story.
Keeping yourself organized about your character is important, but it also serves a greater purpose. If you don’t know your character, then you might not portray your character very well and your readers won’t know your character either. Why is this important? Often times writers feel they have an image of their character in their minds, but if they don’t describe characters well enough readers won’t have that same picture.
To help keep you (and other writers) organized, DUO Inspirations offers the “Basic Character Profile Package”. It can be used as both a way to brainstorm character possibilities or to completely organize a character and it’s part in a story. Keep your notes regarding your character all in one spot. The “Basic Character Profile Package” comes with a Character Profile sheet, a Character Profile and Purpose Sheet, Sample Character Description Words and Phrases sheet, and a Basic Character Conflict Ideas list.
Some stories fall apart if there are inconsistencies in writing. It may seem fake and unbelievable. To me, this is especially true if there are inconsistencies have to do with the characters. I really like to be able to relate to the characters in the story in some way. For example, if you say a character is weak and unsteady on his or her feet, you probably don’t want that character to solve a problem by walking across a log that has fallen across a creek. It may seem obvious, but it isn’t so obvious. I have seen these little inconsistencies in stories.
Use the “Basic Character Profile Package” to help you grow in your writing skills. Create vivid, strong, believable, and relatable characters that make your story come alive.
If you are interested in the "Basic Character Profile Package", you can check it out here. It is a great resource for writers. You will find it useful.
Now, it is your turn.
I am glad you are here and look forward to your comments. Do you write? What sort of resources do you like? The "Basic Character Profile Package" would be a great resource for writing classes.
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Today’s Education Blog by DUO Inspirations isn’t going to be about anything academic. It may be argued that the topic of today’s post is meant for parents alone. However, colleges teach courses on communication strategies and tactics, why not think that elementary schools or high schools can do the same? Also, communication is an important skill that many of us are not taught, because our parents didn’t think of it or didn’t have the skill themselves.
I don’t mean just talking and saying words. I am talking about healthy and effective ways to speak. Often, we don’t know or think about how we say something. Although, most of us tend to recognize that two people will ask for basically the same thing in two different ways and one person will get it and the other not.
Communication isn’t just the words we speak, but also the tones, mannerisms, behaviors, and all that goes with them. Some teachers and parents may already do this, but I think that teaching healthy and effective communication skills to children should be a widespread and integral part of any upbringing and schooling.
Even very young children, if put in a way that is at their level, will understand that the need to communicate in a healthy and effective way. Role-playing in conjunction with some basic conversation might be helpful. For, example, if you first role-play shrieking, trying to grab something, saying, “Give me _____. I want it!” Then, you role-play, saying in a nice, warm tone of voice, “I would like the ___________. Could you give it to me, please?” Many times, a child will understand that the latter is kinder and will more times than not be more effective than the former. Even a young child will understand that it “feels” better, even if he or she really can’t understand or communicate why it feels better. Young children can sense, if not understand, that it “feels” better to have someone speak with you in a kind and pleasant voice with kind words than to have someone try to grab at you and shriek at you in a loud and unpleasant voice with unkind words.
Healthy and effective communication includes many things and this is only a very basic and general point on just one part of it. However, I hope it is enough to get you thinking of the importance and viability of teaching it to people from a very young age through all ages.
Now, it is your turn.
Do you teach healthy and effective communication skills as part of your class or homeschooling? What are some things that are encompassed in healthy and effective communication skills? At what age do you feel healthy and effective communication should be taught? Do you think that healthy and effective communication should be taught in school as a course, in the home, both, etc.? Would you like an entire blog series on teaching healthy and effective communication to children? I look forward to your thoughts.
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How are you? Today is a writing prompt day. I hope you are enjoying the writing prompts here at the Education Blog by DUO Inspirations. I would be interested in knowing if you are trying them out and what you think of them. Please, let me know in the comments.
Anyway, today’s writing prompt is a little bit different. Today, your writing assignment, if you choose to take it is this:
Start with an animal, any animal. For example, I will choose a rabbit. Now, add a word to describe the animal. So, I could say “a furry rabbit”. Yes, I know I added the indefinite article “a” to the phrase without telling you. That is okay. You can do it too. LOL. I wonder what you chose for an animal and what word you chose to describe it.
Okay. Where are we at now? Yes, we started with an animal and a word to describe it. Now, choose something the animal was doing and make it into a sentence. I will say, “A furry rabbit was nibbling on some leaves.” I wonder what your animal is doing.
We aren’t done yet. Now, let’s add a place. I will say, “A furry rabbit was nibbling on some leaves under a tree.” What do you think? I wonder where your animal might be.
You might think we are finished, but we aren’t done yet. The next step is to rewrite the sentence to be more specific. In my case, I need to try to make the rabbit easier to recognize if you were reading my sentence. I can also say what kind of leaves it was nibbling and what kind of tree it was under. We want to create as clear of a mind picture as we can for our readers. They should be able to practically paint the exact picture we are describing just by reading our sentence.
Let’s see. I can say something like, “A small, furry, brown rabbit was nibbling clover leaves under a tall oak tree on the other side of my lawn.” What do you think?
Now, you try it. I would enjoy reading your sentence. If you choose to try it, feel free to leave your sentence in the comments. I am sure it is a good one.
The fun part is that we can do this exercise as many times as we want. It is short and fun to do. Likely, it is something that may intrigue the timid writer when other writing prompts seem more lengthy or difficult. Not only that, but also this exercise helps to teach many skills about writing descriptions, being specific, and adding details. These are skills are powerful tools for a writer.
This could be the end of the writing prompt and turn it into something more. This could be the start to a paragraph or even a story. (Don’t be surprised to see more on this in the future.)
Now, it is your turn.
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How are you today? Today’s post is for the Christian teacher or homeschooling parent. Well, not entirely. Anyone can learn something from today’s Education Blog by DUO Inspirations. Organization is important for everyone.
I hear all the time, “I would like to be more organized.” Maybe, I hear it all the time, because I say it all the time. LOL! However, I know that I am not the only person who says it. Many people struggle with organizational skills in one or more facet of their lives.
Probably the most basic concept of organization is that everything has a place. If there isn’t a place for something, we need to prepare a place for it. Even Jesus, “prepares a place” in John 14:2. We are called to do the same.
While learning, being organized often means things like having folders, planners, pencil holders, cubbies, backpacks, notebooks, and binders in which to hold things. Keeping those things filled with proper things in the correct order and in the right place is being organized. Other ways of being organized in education are to have charts, tables, diagrams, and infographics to keep information organized.
Having labels for things is another way to stay organized. In our every day life, we may have labels for food in pantries, tools in toolboxes, and crafts in craft supply bins. We see labels in many places, even on the computer. The internet tabs we open have labels. The documents we open have labels. In education, one way to have labels and to stay organized is to label the sections of our notebook or having binder covers.
That leads me to my next point. DUO Inspirations is happy to create binder covers for you. Here is the first set. Each image in the set is like the one below, except instead of “binder covers” are the words for the subjects.
Good organization skills are important. It makes work more time effective. Organization also cuts down on frustrations, chaos, lost items, and other self-made obstacles. Being more organized often leads to being more successful. Sounds good to me! What about you?
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Are you organized? Do you use binder covers already? What subjects do you teach? What labels would you like for your binder? What is your favorite color? I am open to chatting about creating personalized and custom binder covers for you and to add to my product list. So, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to reading your comments and messages. Also, if you purchase this year and enjoy the product, please keep DUO Inspirations in mind for next year.
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How are you? I hope you are well. You may know that I used to teach kindergarten. So, it is no surprise that I have quite a few activities in mind to use for the younger students. Today, I want to show you what I call the “Counting Petals Poster”.
I usually introduced the “Counting Petals Poster” in early spring with the plants unit. Petals are something that most students can kind of draw by the time early spring comes. By then, we have already worked on numbers and counting to ten, at least a little.
The good thing about the “Counting Petals Poster” idea is that you can tailor it to the needs and skills of your students. However, don’t underestimate what they can do. It might not always come out neat and tidy, but students can often do more than we think they can.
Let me show you what I mean. Here is an example of my finished “Counting Petals Poster”.
This one is done digitally, however, when I was teaching kindergarten, often I would do it by hand just to show that they can do it too. You can do this activity in a variety of ways. I tried in different ways, depending on my students.
You can ask the students to create a poster of their own making and design as long as the number of petals are drawn and labeled for numbers one to ten. (For struggling students, you may want to do it for numbers one to five or even one to three.) I tried this once. Some came out pretty nice and others came out all squished together and not necessarily in the correct order.
The activity can also be done with handing students a plain piece of paper with just the grid on it. Or, a plain piece of paper with the grid and circles for the flower centers on it. Sometimes something as simple as adding the circles for the flower centers is all it takes to give the students a greater understanding and sense of accomplishment. Then, you don’t have to explain which squares have the numbers and which squares have the flowers with the petals.
If you want, you can let students do this individually, as a small group activity, or as a class. You will probably want to introduce it, discuss it, and even walk through parts of it before you give it out as an activity for independent work.
Another thought is to do the “Counting Petals Poster” activity partially as a group. Maybe draw the petals as a group one step at a time and then have students go back and count the petals and write the numbers. Or, it can be done the other way around. Write the numbers as a group and then have the students go back and draw the flowers with the petals to match.
I like to have the students do the activity in pencil first. Then, I can check it, let the students know if there is anything that needs correcting, and when it is ready, have them go over it in color. The numbers can be traced in marker, the flowers can be colored with crayons or colored pencil, and then students can color around the outside of the grid to make a border of his or her own color or design. Or, students can cut out around the edge of the grid and glue it to a piece of colored construction paper.
These make great art and academic pieces to hang on the wall or the bulletin board. They can also be put in a portfolio, because this activity highlights many different skills.
At times, after we did the activity once as a class, I would put it in one of the centers as an activity. In that way, students can do it over and over again as they choose. They can learn ways to improve the involved skills.
There was even a time when I had the students not just put the number but also write the labels, such as “one petal” or “two petals” and so on. It depends on the skill of the students.
I am sure that you have many of your own ideas about how to include the “Counting Petals Poster” activity into your lessons. I look forward to reading your ideas, so other educators and I can learn from you. How would you introduce the “Counting Petals Poster” activity to your class?
Now, it is your turn.
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Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.