Bring 'Em In, Bring 'Em Back: Amazing Bell-Ringers to Promote Bell-to-Bell Learning

Every teacher knows how precious the limited time with students is. There is also growing pressure to use every minute of this time wisely in order to meet increasing student achievement standards. This workshop will arm teachers with creative new ways to engage students in learning from the minute they walk into the classroom until the minute they walk out. Strategies to help quickly pull students into the day's learning as well as wrap up activities to summarize learning and provide formative assessment data will be shared and practiced.


Wisconsin Standards:

T2: Teachers know how children grow. The teacher understands how children with broad ranges of ability learn and provides instruction that supports their intellectual, social, and personal development.

S4. must understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills

T4: Teachers know how to teach. The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology, to encourage children's development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

T5: Teachers know how to manage a classroom. The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

T6: Teachers communicate well. The teacher uses effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques as well as instructional media and technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.


Section 1, June 12–16
Baraboo Arts Center
323 Water Street
Baraboo, WI
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Amant

Section 2, July 31–August 4
Westfield High School
N7046 Cty Road CH
Westfield, WI
Room 100
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Connie Seeliger