Best Practices in Teaching

Preparation – Formulate lessons and teaching strategies in advance.  Think about having to prepare for the month, the week, and the day.  Preparation is the key to success. A strategy- https://www.edutopia.org/blog/7-step-prep-weekly-plan-maia-heyck

Motivation – Not only must motivation be sought out, but motivation also has to be given out.  Motivate yourself and your students.  Motivate them to meet your high expectations. Strategies and research- https://www.edutopia.org/blog/classroom-self-persuasion-david-palank

Gratitude – Be thankful.  The research on the benefits of gratefulness are abundant. Some research- https://www.edutopia.org/blog/gratitude-powerful-tool-for-classroom-owen-griffith

How does this translate into the classroom?

  • Complete and submit thorough lesson plans.
  • Greet and welcome students into your classroom.
  • Follow with consistency your classroom management plan.
  • Demand academic excellence during lessons. 
  • Demonstrate with-it-ness. Constantly walk around and monitor your classroom.  *The only time you should be sitting during a class is if you are sitting next to a student or group wherein you are providing them with scaffolds. 
  • End each class (and the day) positively.

Teach your heart out ! 

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