Discover how easy and effective classroom centers can really be! Learn to create and implement activities that boost independent learning in the classroom. Increased small-group instruction time is one of the biggest benefits of centers, and you'll explore the kinds of instruction you can pursue during centers time. Learn what centers are (and aren't), what benefits they offer, and how to make the most of them. Explore some common mistakes teachers make with centers and gain tips for keeping your planning time to a minimum. You'll also get step-by-step instructions for creating a centers schedule all your students can use independently—even if they can't read. The insights you'll gain will show you how to adjust your centers routine for both your fastest learners and those who need more time. We'll explore ideas for using centers to support instruction in math, science, and social studies. You'll also see how you can use technology (such as virtual bulletin boards, apps, and interactive white boards) in your centers to help keep your students engaged.
- Examine the benefits of creating durable and open-ended centers
- Where to find ideas for centers
- Set up center schedules that all students can follow independently
- Effective way to track student progress and give feedback
- Use the student data gathered to create new centers
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