You made it! Another fall semester is in the books and you can now enjoy your winter break. Hopefully you can go into this time off feeling accomplished. Everyone sets goals for themselves and their respective workplaces and your classroom was probably no different.
I’d wager some of your goals touched on these ideas: [...]
Successful instruction demands the invested and active participation of both students and teachers. One of our primary goals as teachers is to avoid classrooms where students feel bored, dispassionate and effectively disengaged. A lack of student engagement is easy to see because we’ve all experienced it before. Doodling in notebooks, passing notes (or now texts) and the tried and true disengaging method of aimlessly staring out windows. As fellow educators could tell you, nothing is more deflating than a class of disinterested students. [...]
There are more than 3.1 million teachers working in the public school systems throughout the United States, and each one of those teachers is required to write dozens of lesson plans on a daily basis. Though this has been a job requirement of teachers for years, but recently the process of creating an effective lesson [...]