The following exercises are great tools for the classroom. Throughout our curriculum we have linked these interactive processes to help educators engage students and facilitate their participation. Some of the activities are more weighted on an intellectual response, others tend toward the emotional, but both share these head-heart components. Educators should use whichever exercise draws them in, because enthusiasm for an activity is often contagious.
For most of these exercises, all a teacher needs is a blackboard or large piece of paper for brainstorming, space to move around and respect for students’ opinions. Each teaching tool is designed for maximum involvement and communication among students.
Materials developed by Kathleen Sullivan and Peter Lucas for Cyberschoolbus DNP education project.