There are a lot of new initiatives taking place in the world of education, both nationally and internationally. One of the newest concepts gaining ground are flex schools. These are blended learning programs that allow students to complete some of their education online.
The concept is a little different from flipping a house, but the end result is similar. Flipping your classroom can make learning in the classroom more valuable and increase student engagement. Find out how to get started.
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.
Ah, summer! Time to kick back, relax, read a book, and NOT think about work. This is one of the best parts of our job after all. However, it may be wise after a few days off to revisit the year and begin planning next year while all the successes and failures are fresh in your mind.
Education, like every other industry is constantly changing. The field of education as a whole is at an interesting point as charter schools are popping up all over the country. Although access to the schools is competitive, are they really as beneficial as some claim?
If there is one word that evokes emotion with your child it would be the word bully. Everybody deals with bullying at some point in life. In this day of technology it can be even easier for bullies to get to their targets using email, facebook and phones. What can you do as a parent?
Memorize and implement all the strategies you want but if you don’t learn to command the respect of your students you will be fighting a battle every single day. Respect is the base ingredient for classroom management; few (if any) classroom management tactics will work without it.
Have you ever held up your fist and told a student, “fear this, punk!" I wouldn’t recommend it if you want to keep your job, just wondering. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just scare students into submission? Even if it were possible to instill fear into your students, would it make them behave?
As a teacher, you may know your material thoroughly, but that will not help you when it comes to classroom management unless you’re willing to learn some new tricks. Don’t be like Crazy Jill and blame your class for your failure to maintain control!
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.
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.
It can be tempting to ignore the problem of late students. After all, aren’t we always told to choose our battles wisely? However, if you fail to fight this behavior, it will escalate until few of your students make it on time. Fortunately there are some strategies that can overcome this behavior.
Even the best teachers can use a little extra help managing their classroom every now and then. Here is a round-up of what I consider my most powerful tips in keeping your class under control and creating a clam learning environment.
The first few days of school are exciting as a teacher gets to know his or her class and establishes routines and procedures. As the year progresses however, students come and go and routines become forgotten or dismissed. It can help to “reset” your classroom in order to firmly establish rules.
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.
How often should you call in for back-up when you have misbehaving students? Do it too often, and it will quickly lose it’s significance for your class. Gain authority with your students by engaging in classroom management tactics that work.
Have you ever bought candy with your hard earned cash, just to give it away to your students in an effort to reward and/or motivate them? This is an expensive way to capture your student’s attention. Instead, try some low-cost and highly effective methods.