Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Teaching Tip #56

Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #56

Great teaching doesn’t look the same.  Nor should it.

The trick for young teachers (and vets too I imagine) is to learn to be comfortable with students.  Then develop an arsenal of tricks and techniques and methods to use.

As you grow as a teacher, review those tricks and techniques and methods for their effectiveness.  Example - I used to give notes.  This was vital for me for my first 10 years or so.  But I don’t do it anymore.  It was effective early on for me as a way to manage my class first and then communicate information second (and a distant second) and third to show off how much I knew to my students (this is what I thought was teaching by imitating my college professors).

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