Ministry of Education, Guyana

Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:59

Rules and Routines in the Classroom

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Being a model for what we expect is at times inconvenient and exhausting, but it comes with the job.
Too often, I've heard teachers talk about how helpless they feel when it comes to reaching out to their students. The days of being the person whose job it is to exclusively provide students with an education  and nothing more are long over. Honestly, some will say those days never existed. I've never wavered in my belief that teachers are much more than people passing out curriculum. For some students, school is the best part of their day because it offers an escape from their life at home. As teachers, it's important for us to understand that there is so much more to students than the life they lead in class, and it is important to show interest in a student outside of the day's homework. Here are three simple things a teacher can do to connect with students and…
Classroom discussions have been a staple of teaching forever, beginning with Socrates. I have taught using discussions, been a student in discussions, and observed other teachers' discussions thousands of times at least. Some have been boring, stifling or tedious enough to put me to sleep. Others have been so stimulating that I was sad to see them end. The difference between the two is obviously how interesting the topic is, but equally important is the level of student participation.
Monday, 21 August 2017 08:49

A Solution for Student Disengagement

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Tap students’ leadership potential to help them form strong bonds with each other and with their school.
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