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ERIC Number: EJ912462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
From "Bell Work" to Learning
Palmer, Barbara
Science and Children, v48 n5 p36-39 Jan 2011
Making time for science is a genuine complaint among classroom teachers. As a former fifth-grade teacher and district curriculum coordinator, the author's moment of truth came one morning while juggling classroom housekeeping tasks. Her students were set to work on their "bell work," which consisted of some type of assignment that required little teacher support--and not much attention to learning. Therefore, to better use this prime learning time, the author designed a successful way to start the day by having students use the critical-thinking skills of analyzing and evaluating. The outcome--a daily survey and graphing exercise--creatively filled a need. (Contains 1 figure, 5 online resources, and 3 print resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A