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 a teacher, you know that the most successful students are those who are organized and efficient and who embrace solid routines. How can these routines positively impact students who are struggling and reinforce those succeeding?
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.
You’ve probably wished before that all your students would have an excellent work ethic. Students who work hard recognize that their future successes and failures are largely within their control and that the effort they put into their work is directly tied to outcomes.
Holiday break is behind you, yet your students still seem to be in vacation mode. What can you do to get things back on track quickly?
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.
As a teacher, part of your job is to get your students thinking about the future. And while some high school students already know what they might like to study after high school, others don’t have that kind of direction.
There’s a lot to do as you prepare for a new school year: getting the classroom ready, organizing your materials and plans, and brainstorming the best ways to engage your students both behaviorally and cognitively.
If you have been teaching for some time, it is easy to get into a routine, but it’s just as easy to fall into a rut. Whether you’re seeking better ways to reach your students or need to infuse a little energy into your processes, we have a few tips to help you out.