Lesson starters
YXL Givens
Classroom Culture
Learning Artefacts
RANDOM
100

Played in partners or groups, the objective of the game is for one student (or group) to describe the word or phrase to a partner (or group) so that they can guess the term or phrase.

Taboo

100

A typical routine teachers use to gain responses from students.

Hands up

100

A consistent set of expectations that occur during each and every lesson.

Routines

100

One page graphic organiser that helps students break a concept or word into four quadrants. The fourth quadrant requires students to  synthesise the information.

Frayer Model

100

In what year was the first-ever Wimbledon Championship held?

1877

200

A question aimed at generating knowledge or retrieval of knowledge where the question would seem to be completely out of context in relation to the content.

Crazy Questions

200

A common technique used to prompt a student who has been inattentive during a teaching segment.

Posing a question as a behaviour technique

200

A contract between teacher and student that is mutually negotiated.

I will, I want, I get contract.

200

A visual system that shows different levels of responses. 

Bump it Up Wall


200

Hg is the chemical symbol of which element?

Mercury

300

Name a category/topic that you could do I have who has wiht and give an example.

Show your response

300

The most commonly observed, easy to overcome mistake during explicit instruction.

Students talking while teachers are talking

300

List 2 ways you can acknowledge positive behaviour in the classroom.

Positive behaviour cards, Raffle tickets, mystery rewards chart, Pasta Jars, Desk Pets

300

Draw up a table wiht a twist including four column headings including at least one that requires students to synthisise information.

Fact

Definition

Question and Answer

Newspaper Headline, tweet, drawing etc etc

300

In which city was Jim Morrison buried?

Paris

400

Create a "stop the bus game" in your context wiht 3 categories and give an example for each?

Novel Review

Character: Claudius 

Theme: Corruption

Quote: Now CRACKS a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince;

400

What does Hattie state the effect size is for collective teacher efficacy?

1.57

400

Draw the balloon strategy, list a reward for your contest and explain how it works

Cue students and removed string when students need to follow instruction.

400

Name 2 ways students can summarise information rather than copy from the board?

3 Facts

Process

Cause effect, graphic organiser

Drawing

400

What is the painting “La Gioconda” more usually known as?

The Mona Lisa

500

Name 3 reasons why Trivia Baseball is an effective method to do revison?

Game Based

Differentiation

Studetn Choice

500

A common strategy used in most classrooms that has absolutely no link to learning. 

Copying from the board

500

Name 4 activities that help to get to know your students.

Memory Game, Beachball, 2 truths and a lie, Human Bingo, Passions Tic Tac Toe, Who's story is it, Have you ever

500

What are the 3 headings in a 3,2,1 bridge

3 Thoughts/ideas

2 questions

Similie/Metaphor/Abstract

500

Which is the highest waterfall in the world?

Angel Falls, Venezuela

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