Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas
“Summertime and the living is easy.” I can hear you singing even now. 🙂 What better time then to compare and contrast your teaching methods? For instance, you probably can recall which lessons you taught that were “real duds!” Now is the time to figure out why and how to improve them when you’re not stressed and can define different strategies. Now’s the time to find new online resources, for instance.
Here’s a link to someone that I follow who recently attended a convention entitled Partnership for Leaders in Education. at the University of Virginia. While it may seem to be solely interesting to Principals and Deans in the public school system, it also could have some wonderful strategies for us in the classroom. For example:
I used this idea when trying to teach the metric system of measurement to my 3rd graders. They absolutely had no interest until I reminded them of the 2L bottle of soda and 1L water bottles. Only then did they see a reason to learn this scientific system of thinking.
Here’s the link to Steve Johnson’s report about what he learned at this meeting. I trust it will help you to evaluate and improve your teaching this new year.
P.S. Please remember to relax, sip some ice team, eat LOTS of ice cream, and listen to the ocean sing its song. I know you deserve it.