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  • Sarah Merrylees

    October 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Hi Melissa.  Great advice from Elisha about using mini whiteboards. Prof Peter Liljedahl of Simon Fraser University has shown that using vertical non-permanent surfaces, in particular, have a marked effect in encouraging students to tackle problem solving far more so than a permanent surface like a notebook, poster paper or horizontal surface.  There is apparently something about the ability to erase it with a single swipe that gives them courage to put a thought down and get started. Jennifer’s “baby steps” advice is also brilliant.  Rome wasn’t built in a day. My advice is try not to reinvent the wheel on your own, seek those wise mentors who are out there and learn their little hacks Grinning  I hope you have some serious fun in your classroom this year. Best wishes.