As I am new to teaching, I am gathering procedural knowledge for my lore box. Here are some items I have placed in my box, either through my limited personal experience or through observing good teachers. I invite you to comment on my post, and share your knowledge, that I may build, reflect, and refine my lore box.
- Online discussion (through discussion boards or blogs) leading to classroom clarification
- De-center the classroom through online learning and student-led discussion
- View my role as facilitator/mediator instead of taskmaster/master of the "knowledge"
- Weekly writing assignments that prepare students for lesson's objectives
- Annotation sessions
- Writing prompts based off current issues (allows for civic engagement on local, state, federal, and/or global levels)
- Validation before Criticism in comments
- Set daily writing goals and stick to them
- Comprehensive, detailed, and timed lesson plans
- Integration of visual media to engage students and break up lecture/discusssing
- Project-based learning (Social activism/Civic engagement)
- Social contract theory (have students help construct classroom policies)
- Think of revision/editing process as a "do over," instead of busy work
- Group work built on Vygotsky's ladder
- Develop voice through identifying audience
- Overwriting for summaries and creative writing
- Expansion/Contraction exercises
Phelps, Louise Wetherbee. "The Geography of Knowledge." College English 53:8 (Dec. 1991): 863-85. .pdf file.