The students made their first foldable in class on Friday. The students started out class by writing in their notebooks about which classroom activities helped them learn the most. Then we discussed the pyramid of learning and retention. I gave them the list of activities from the pyramid in alphabetical order and asked them to guess which activity was the most effective in terms of learning and then which activity was the least effective. Then I showed them the pyramid with the percentages and we discussed how some classroom activities are more active and some are more passive and that when students are more active, they learn and remember more. Then the supply managers got out the supply bins and we folded, cut, colored and taped the first foldable of the year.
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