1. I started using it as an "Oh crap I'm getting observed while I'm lecturing, need to stay out of trouble" move that evolved into something both myself and my students enjoy.
2. Students either never learned or no longer remember "hamburger" or "hot dog" styles of folding so many don't end up with the little booklets I want them to have on the first try. Not a huge problem, just kind of funny because I teach high school.
3. Allowing them to decorate their foldable as a reward for being engaged and moving through the lecture quickly is strangely motivating for the vast majority of my students.
4. I'm honestly not sure what to do with them after they are done other than tell them to keep the foldable for notes.
This has let me do what teachers have been doing for ages while also conforming to district mandates for instruction, but it's also something my students have seemed to take to pretty quickly. I've seen a noticeable increase in proficiency in weekly assessments in weeks where I have used this method. The only thing I can't shake is that I'm not using them to their full potential. Anyone else feel strongly about these?
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