"A great way to incorporate "Generating and Testing Hypotheses" in Social Studies is by using Socratic Seminar and Document-Based Questions. In Socratic Seminar, an essential question is asked and students read through a challenging…"
"Try making the groups smaller. With partners or trios there is no way to hide or get out of doing the work! Want larger groups, assign roles. Another option is to have students grade each other on the group process---average the…"
"Try monitoring the understanding of the entire class by using a ticket out the door (answering a question or two about what was learned or even having the students write down their questions for you) or a thumbs up/down check. This way you are…"
"Yes, I think that it is important practice for students to have to memorize information. Students who know information "by heart" can then flexibly use that information for problem solving and critical thinking that we all aspire for…"
"So "help" everybody. Instead of going directly to this young man for help, go over to several of his classmates around him, offering suggestions, giving feedback, and assistance...then go to him. That way he isn"t singled…"
"I think that each age group has particular challenges---that could be the difference you noticed. Sometimes particular classes have a personality of their own that clashes with yours. In my experience there are huge differences in grade…"