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Offering Choices in the Classroom

directionHave you been looking for a way to allow your students to make their own choices in your classroom?  If so, you should research the concept of choice boards.

Choice boards are a way to allow students to make decisions about what they will do in order to meet classroom requirements. They provide a list of activities that are directly aligned to  learning targets, standards, skills. They are designed by the teacher to focus on specific needs of students. They can be used by individuals, pairs or small groups.Choice Boards are designed to meet the needs of individuals and small groups, reinforce learning, provide students with choices to show their own knowledge, and to enhance the students’ ownership to their learning.

An example is playing Think-Tac-Toe  with academic choices as a choice board.  This is a simple way to give students alternative ways of exploring and expressing key ideas and using key skills. The Think-Tac-Toe grid has nine cells in it like a Tic-Tac-Toe game. The number of rows and cells can be adjusted to meet the needs of your students.  In each cell, the teacher creates an assignment based on the content that he or she is teaching.

To learn more, check out the various choice boards at:

http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/Choice+Boards

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