New Teacher? Veteran Teacher?
Consider these tips!
Teaching is a multi-faceted profession!
Let's look at FIVE strategic tips for an excellent school year!
Greet your students with high fives or fist bumps. Ask about their day! Discuss the lesson with them ... don't just talk "at" them.
Avoid getting caught up in tasks that take you away from your students. Stay engaged!
Be WITH Them!
Be "In the Moment" with
Structure time in lessons for students to talk through their learning. Use partner activities that get students using the language of the discipline and considering one another ideas.
Learning is Social
Teachers: Talk less!
Find "groups" or "pages" that correspond to your discipline!
Twitter is the tool of choice! Find and Follow teachers in your discipline! Find online book chats!
Blogs are the best! Find bloggers in your discipline. Follow them; comment on them! Write your OWN BLOG!
Join an online community!
Participate in the broader community of learners!