Teaching Methods, Tips & Strategies (page: 5 of 42)

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  • III. Beyond Reward and Punishment
    We know that reward and punishment works and there is nothing wrong with using it to a point. However, at some point we need students to start behaving well even without a physical reward. Learn how to transition from physical rewards to intrinsic rewards.
  • “I Wanna Go Fast!" Increasing Student Engagement…Ricky Bobby Style
    If you are familiar with the movie Talladega Nights then you remember the mantra of Ricky Bobby who had one focus - “I wanna go fast." Boredom is the enemy of learning. If teachers work on increasing their past, increased student engagement will follow.
  • What Collaboration Looks Like in My Classroom
    Collaboration is simply the art of students working together to solve problems and come up with solutions they would have never though of on their own (or maybe even ones their teacher may have never thought of!) Get some ideas on making collaboration work in your classroom.
  • Stop the Madness! The Lazy Teacher's Guide to High Yield Learning
    In this article, you’ll learn how to save time and energy but cutting things out that don’t need to be there! Too many teachers get burned out and end up leaving the profession when spending hours preparing their lessons. However, sometimes you have to go with the method that reaps the most results.
  • Why Every Teacher Should be on Pinterest
    Although everyone loves a good cupcake recipe, Pinterest can be used for so much more than that. Teachers should be aware of the great resource Pinterest can be for lesson planning, teaching tips and inspiration. Get tips on using the platform effectively.
  • Louder and Slower is NOT Different: Getting Differentiated Instruction to Work
    Differentiated instruction is a buzzword that won’t be going away anytime soon. As an instructor it is one of the best things you can do to make learning gains in the classroom, as well as to help manage behaviors. However, not all methods of "differentiated" instruction are effective.
  • Explaining Common Core Math in Simple Terms
    Are you ready to implement the Common Core math standards in your classroom? Although content has not changed greatly, methods of teaching have. Learn more about the foundational eight math practices.
  • The Art of Assigning Small Groups
    Assigning students to groups can be a challenge in the higher grades. Leaving students to pick their own groups almost always ends with several problem groups. Try this method for an easy and painless way of assigning groups fairly.
  • Visual Literacy Lesson Plans
    After thorough research on the topic, I developed several lesson plans to teach visual literacy skills to my students. Read these sample lesson plans and get techniques on adapting them for your own classroom.
  • Visual Literacy Assessment
    When I became interested in visual literacy skills I had trouble finding an assessment that would work for my students, so I created one of my own. View this sample assessment I completed with Henry, a fifth grade student.
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