Imagine this! The students are entering an ELA class, a lot of fussing, a lot of chatting. The teacher is trying to make students settle down and stop talking. The chatting is getting louder. The students are getting restless. They are still fussing because someone is late and the teacher does not know what to do with the rest of the class. 5 minutes. 10 minutes. The students are already bored. The teacher is already annoyed. Could I be describing your class? Because if this is so, I want to whisper in your ear just one tiny little secret: bell ringers.
The situation that I described below was my class every single day, until I discovered the power of a tool that any teacher can use in their class. THE BELL RINGER. At first, I thought that it is impossible to get my students working from the first minute they enter class. However, this easy to apply routine has transformed my class from chaos to order, from total disengagement to touching learning standards every single day.
Are you also seeking fresh ways to captivate your students’ interest and make learning in your ELA classroom a breeze? If so, I’ll share you my secrets. I’m so excited to introduce you to the new FREE Masterclass Unlocking Bell Ringers: How to Get Your Students to Work from Minute One. This masterclass is a game-changer for educators and it can help you revitalize your teaching approach.
Why Bell Ringers Matter
Bell ringers are short, focused activities or prompts given to students at the start of a class. What makes them truly invaluable is their potential to set the tone for your lessons, ignite curiosity, and capture your students’ attention from the get-go.
However, mastering the art of bell ringers is more than just finding interesting prompts. It’s about understanding how to craft them effectively, align them with your curriculum, assess student responses, and use that assessment data to inform your instruction. That’s where this masterclass comes in.
What You’ll Gain from the Masterclass
- Engagement Strategies: Learn how to use bell ringers that captivate your students’ interest and curiosity, setting a positive tone for your lessons.
- Alignment with Learning Objectives: Discover how to align bell ringers with your ELA curriculum and standards, ensuring that they serve as valuable tools for learning.
- Assessment Mastery: Gain insights into assessing student responses effectively, offering constructive feedback, and using assessment data to improve your teaching.
- Practical Application: Bridge theory and practice by implementing bell ringers in your classroom and sharing experiences with a community of like-minded educators.
10 Days to a Total Class Transformation
Welcome to the heart of our FREE Masterclass Unlocking Bell Ringers: How to Get Your Students to Work from Minute One —10 days that promise to be transformative for you as an educator. Each day is carefully designed to tackle specific pain points and empower you with practical knowledge and skills. Let’s take a sneak peek at what each of these days holds:
Day 1: The Power of Bell Ringers – Discover the fundamental concept of bell ringers, explore their history, and share your initial thoughts and experiences. Set the stage for a journey into the world of engaging teaching tools.
Day 2: Unveiling the Magic – Delve into the various benefits of incorporating bell ringers into your ELA classroom. Understand how they can capture attention, foster a positive atmosphere, and align with your learning goals.
Day 3: Bridging the Gap – Explore the critical link between bell ringers and learning objectives. Learn how they can introduce or reinforce key concepts, skills, and themes in alignment with ELA curriculum standards.
Day 4: Navigating Bell Ringers – Uncover best practices for designing and implementing bell ringers effectively. Identify common pitfalls to avoid, ensuring your bell ringers are engaging and meaningful.
Day 5: The Canvas of Creativity – Dive into the diverse formats and structures of bell ringers commonly used in ELA classrooms. Explore writing prompts, reading excerpts, vocabulary exercises, discussion questions, and more.
Day 6: The Art of the Pen – Focus on writing prompts as a type of bell ringer. Learn to craft engaging prompts that encourage critical thinking, creativity, and reflection. Gain insights from practical exercises and examples.
Day 7: Unveiling the World of Words – Explore the use of reading excerpts as warm-ups. Select appropriate texts and design questions to promote close reading and literary analysis. Strategies for using various types of texts will be discussed.
Day 8: The Symphony of Words – Delve into using bell ringers for vocabulary development and language skill enhancement. Discover methods for introducing new words, idiomatic expressions, and language conventions through interactive exercises.
Day 9: The Art of Dialogue – Unlock the power of discussion questions as bell ringers to stimulate class discussions and debates. Learn to craft open-ended questions that encourage critical thinking and active participation.
Day 10: Nurturing Growth – Assess student responses effectively through formative assessment techniques and rubrics tailored to your bell ringer activities. Provide constructive feedback, explore peer and self-assessment, and learn to use assessment data to inform your instruction.
These 10 days are not just about theory; they’re about practical application and support. Together, we’ll transform your teaching and create engaging, meaningful learning experiences for your students. Get ready for a journey that empowers you to make a lasting impact in your ELA classroom.
Ready to embark on this transformative journey? Enroll in our FREE Masterclass today and experience these 10 days of professional growth and inspiration!