Welcome to BJEC’s Annual Teachers’ Conference workshops for 2018!
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Make sure that with your final selection you have either one full-day workshop or a morning and an afternoon workshop by looking at the time given in the workshop description. Please make sure to write down the code and/or the title of your choice(s) to simplify your registration. When you have made all your choices, click the registration button on the bottom of the page. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Bienvenue aux ateliers du congrès annuel des enseignants du CBEJ!
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Session 6 in English – Ilene Sheres, Samantha Kravitz, Renee Pervin & Shari Stone
October 22 @ 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Workshop Code: #TT6
Part a. How to increase cognitive flexibility and motivation with a growth mindset
Ilene Sheres and Samantha Kravitz, Teachers, Akiva
What started off as a unit in our grade 1 classroom turned into part of our daily classroom culture. We noticed that many students would give up as soon as a task seemed too difficult to them. We introduced them to different vocabulary and the idea that they can do it if they keep trying. We ended up incorporating this way of thinking and language into our daily classroom experiences throughout the entire year. Students learned about the different areas of the brain and how intelligence is a quality that can be changed and developed. The lessons and concepts taught can be applied to any grade level.
Part b. How to gamify the classroom
Renee Pervin, Teacher, Hebrew Academy
Are you looking for a way to step up your GAME in the classroom? Want to watch your students’ enthusiasm and motivation for learning quadruple? Want to make managing your classroom a lot easier? Then let the games begin! In this session, I will share how I’ve incorporated gamification into my classroom and how it has given each of my students the chance to shine and to discover their “inner gamer.” From individual sidequests, group challenges, badges and chances to level up on the classroom leaderboard, there really is something for everyone. You can use gamification in your classroom for individual lessons, specific units of study, across several disciplines and even as a classroom management tool. Let’s level up our classrooms together! All gamers welcome!
Part c. Step-by-Step: The why and how of mentor sentences
Shari Stone, Teacher, Solomon Schechter Academy
Are you eager to find a way to improve your students’ grammar and writing instruction? Are you someone who doesn’t like to use worksheets, and instead someone who favors holding discussions and showing models as examples from which students can learn? In my experience students prefer these same methods. This is precisely what occurs using the mentor sentence curriculum! Mentor sentences provide students with the opportunity to discuss, learn, and apply grammar and craft skills presented in well-written sentences from mentor texts that are already used for other lessons in the classroom. In this session I will show you how to bring mentor sentences into your own classroom!
Samantha is a grade 1 teacher who has been in the classroom for over 15 years. She has taught in Boston and Montreal and specializes in the reading process. She loves everything about grade 1 and is excited to share her experiences with you.