I’m back for Week 3 of the TeachersPayTeachers Seller Challenge! This week? A new product! Woo-hoo!
Well, the big news here, folks, is that I got a job teaching 9th grade English here in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I’m planning for next year, of course, and starting to consider how I’ll get to know my students quickly! It’s a small school, so this isn’t usually a problem for staff who’ve been there a while, but it’s a fresh challenge to new teachers to get on board quickly.
With that in mind, I created the Peer Interview Speech.
This project asks students to interview a classmate using open-ended questions, and then compile the findings into a short speech. You can make the speech whatever length you want, and you can also add requirements for using visuals or multi-media.
I LOVE that students focus on preparing the interview questions before sitting down to talk to their peers. This allows them to feel more prepared and leads to more interesting results. I also included rubrics for self- and peer-evaluation, as well as a teacher’s rubric. I even have two versions of the latter: one that grades all components of the project and one that focuses on the speech only. This makes the project very versatile.
This product is on sale this week only!
In addition to using this project during the first week, I’m going to try the following:
1. Have all students write their names on dry-erase deskboards
2. Take one picture of each student, showing their names.
3. Take one picture of each student, with no name.
4. Use these as “flashcards” to learn student names at home!
Any other words of advice for the first week?
-Danielle @ Nouvelle