Check for understanding, manage your students, and build classroom community with these six opening and closing classroom routines.
The humble question is an indispensable tool: the spade that helps us dig for truth, or the flashlight that illuminates surrounding darkness. Questioning helps us learn, explore the unknown, and adapt to change.
Handling classroom conflicts is a part of most teachers’ lives. Even seemingly small disputes can negatively impact the classroom environment and interfere with long-term relationships. This is why managing student conflict peaceably is such an important part of our work as educators.
I made a good number of blunders my first year teaching that still make me cringe. I learned though. And it's fair to say, when it comes to managing a classroom, most of what we learn as new teachers is trial by fire. It's also smart to heed the advice of those who have walked and stumbled before you. If you are struggling with discipline, here are five tips that you can start using right away:
Remember when you were a child and kindergarten was a time to play and learn to tie your shoes? Well, times have changed. How can we make learning fun again? Use ten techniques to help you engage students in the classroom.