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If you use POGILS in class, has it been successful?  Do you use them as an introduction, in the middle or as a review of a topic?

This thread was posted on April 18, 2017 at 9:41 PM ET by Luisa McHugh.
  |   5 Replies   |   Last on 4/22/2018 at 9:47 PM ET
Re: Using POGILS

I sometimes use parts of a Pogil as reviews. I don't usually give my freshmen the whole Pogil packet. 

This was posted on April 21, 2017 at 2:50 AM ET by Ana Galicia.
Re: Using POGILS

Right now I use them to follow up on a lesson. I am working towards developing my lessons to have them start them out though.

This was posted on April 22, 2017 at 2:49 PM ET by Erin Garland.
Re: Using POGILS

The Chemistry Curriculum Writer for our district does almost all of the lessons as POGILS. It does alleviate the problem of students not having books or internet but many of the students do not want to take the time to read to learn.

I have found the format to be beneficial for Homebound students but the lessons are labor intensive.

This was posted on April 17, 2018 at 1:45 PM ET by Paula Chastain.
Re: Using POGILS

I use them after to reinforce.  I think some are straightforward enough to use as an introduction.

This was posted on April 18, 2018 at 8:24 PM ET by Shannon Adams.
Re: Using POGILS

In Anatomy, I use most of them as an introduction. This was my first year using them. I used one on blood-types and that was probably the most successful. 

I have found that after one or two times of POGILS, students were more confident in their groups and more successful. 

This was posted on April 22, 2018 at 9:47 PM ET by Madison Hope.