Without a doubt, teaching is an art. A passion for your subject is one important component, but most teachers are also deeply committed to helping their students develop as learners and people.
If you’ve been teaching for any amount of time, you know that students need encouragement. Praise is an essential part of that, but not all praise is effective, and some types of praise can actually do more harm than good.
As students advance through the grades, some become reluctant to speak up for a variety of reasons. Here are three ways to encourage your students to keep asking questions.
Parent-teacher conferences are around the corner, and there’s a lot to do to get prepared. Here are several tips to keep your conferences positive and productive.
Successful students know how to organize themselves and manage their time effectively. If you have some students who seem to spin their wheels when it comes time to work or who frequently hand in late assignments, it might be time for a time management tune-up.
The more you foster good relationships with your students, the more your students will feel comfortable in your classroom. Here are a few tips to help you build quality relationships with your students.
Confidence is an important trait that you can help build in your students through your everyday interactions. A confident student has a much better chance of being successful in school and beyond. You might not be able to teach confidence, but you certainly can nurture it in each of your students. Here are six ways to do so:
Whether you teach first graders or high school seniors, teaching students how to think outside the box in school and life will be a valuable tool you can impart. Your goal should be to encourage your students to let their innovative ideas flow without restraint. Find out a few tips on how to do so.
Creativity is a valuable trait that students will put to use in school and life. It helps them think outside the box, come up with innovative ideas, and take different approaches to solve problems.