This week I’d like to share with you a teaching strategy that I was first introduced to in my first year of teaching and that I find helps to focus my students during a lesson. When planning my lessons I always set a few learning objectives that I hope my students will be able to [...]
I thought the classroom strategy used in this video was simple, but effective. The teacher terms the strategy a ‘Do Now’. This is a great way to transition your students from a break such as lunch to setting to task quickly. It is an introductory activity that should link with what students have been learning [...]
Okay, I’m not sure what your classroom is like, but mine always had the same few students with their hands up ready to answer the questions. As a teacher I wanted to create an environment that fostered risk taking and engagement. I wanted students to feel comfortable enough to be able to actively participate. I [...]
Continued from Tales From A First Year Teacher: My First Day As A Real Teacher Arghh, what’s that noise? Oh, it’s just the alarm going….groan it’s so...