Teaching Strategies: Think-Alouds

Think-aloud teaching strategies are methods used to help students monitor and hone their own thinking. When utilized correctly, think-alouds can seriously improve students’ abilities to think critically – a cornerstone of any kind of academic mindset.
Today on TeachHUB.com, contributor Janelle Cox explains why think-alouds are important teaching strategies, how to use them, and how they can serve as an important assessment.
Using a reading assignment as an example, Janelle gives a point-by-point description of how to use think-alouds before, during, and after students complete a reading assignment.
Do you use the think-aloud strategy in your classroom? Do you have any tips on how to effectively use the strategy?
Christmas Movie Curriculum Connections
This time of year, holiday-themed articles on teaching ideas always trend well, and this week, our readers have been flocking to a Christmas-themed article that’s been combined with another perpetually trending subject: Movies.
Recently we looked at a few ways to get the most educational value out of some seasonal classics, including Rudolph, “Home Alone,” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
How do you work holiday classic movies into your curriculum?
Classroom Holiday Party Ideas
We also are shining the proverbial spotlight on classroom parties, another extremely popular article topic during this season. Although you cannot be too careful with regards to PC-related issues these days, there are ways that you can throw a wonderful holiday bash that your lucky students will remember for years to come.
Elements of this memorable shindig can include:
  • Educational Holiday Lessons & Activities
  • Games & Crafts
  • Spreading Good Will in the Classroom
  • And More!

What are you doing to celebrate the holidays with your students?