Have you ever "run out" of ideas during student teaching?

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  1. DreamerSeeker

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    During student teaching, have you ever been in a situation where you don't know what to have your students do tomorrow because a lesson ended up being shorter than expected?... What did/would you do?
     
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    I teach math. If I finish early, they can always start their homework.It's easier when the homework is a worksheet, as opposed to requiring textbooks. I can also BS an exit ticket on the fly if I need to. I've done this during observations before. Just open up the book and write a problem or two on the board as a make-shift exit ticket.
     
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    I think it would depend on the subject area. Do you mean you have nothing for the period tomorrow because a 2 day lesson only took only one day?
     
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    Look for a rich problem-solving activity to support the concept of the lesson--nrich.org and youcubed are both great resources for extensions in math.
     
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    Ditto on the enrichment activity. What subject do you teach?
     
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    I am teaching earth science. This week I taught about water pollution and next week I will be teaching water treatment. I have researched so much that I am creating my own worksheets and quizzes from scratch because everything I find on the internet is at the preschool level rather than high school level.
     
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    A Kahoot is always fun!
     
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    Thank you. I will definitely keep Kahoot in mind! I just had the kiddos do a Quizizz live game. Success! They even asked to replay it, so I let them, haha!
     
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    Earth Science lends itself well to activities, experiments, and STEM lessons. There are lots of great examples of these online and in books. YouTube sometimes gives some good ideas...sometimes not.
     
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    In English I sometimes have students create quiz questions. T/F, Multiple choice, fill in blanks, match, essay questions, and short response questions. I often use their questions for my pop quizes.
     

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