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11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth

11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"There’s a certain class of mistakes that all educators can eliminate with conscious effort, and in this post we outline 11 of them. They range from habits of practice to habits of thought, but all of them have one important thing in common: they make your job harder."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:26 PM

For many of us this school year has come to an end or will shortly. Perhaps it is time to reflect on our year and consider habits that might need to be changed. This post looks at 11 habits. A few are listed below.

* Not learning from colleagues. This seems simple, but given how busy our day is it is tough to find time to observe another teacher, or have someone tape you and ask others to provide you with feedback.

* Assuming a lesson taught is a lesson learned. Have you asked yourself how many times you have repeated a portion of a lesson? With the range of students in our classrooms the need to rephrase, review, reteach key points may be more necessary than we think.
* Failing to establish relevance. At times this may seem difficult to do, but for our students to learn we need to make our topic relevant to them. When you are successful with this share your ideas with others!
Click through to the post to see 8 additional habits that you may want to change.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 14, 2014 11:15 AM

#11 - Not getting to know your students. I think this is the most important tip -- but they're all good. 

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11 Major Teaching Mistakes to Avoid - InformED

11 Major Teaching Mistakes to Avoid - InformED | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"There's a certain class of mistakes that all educators can eliminate with conscious effort, and in this post we outline 11 of them. They range from habit of practice to habits of thought, but all of them have one thing in common: they make your job harder."


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These make so much sense... :-)

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:56 PM

Many of these ideas will not surprise you, but there are times when we take the easy route. Three of the suggestions are below. Each is explained in more detail in the post (plus you will find an additional eight suggestions).

* Not learning from colleagues. We know strategies change and learning from our colleagues is a great way to refresh our teaching.

* Setting low student expectations. How do we get students to do their best work? We need to start with high expectations, creating a culture that expects our students to do their best.

* Failing to provide variety in instruction. Sometimes it is tough to come up with new ways to teach but remember variety is the spice of life...and the classroom.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 31, 2014 1:45 PM

Each point makes sense. Teachers who build relationships with students, are creative in teaching, learn from each other, and allow silence to happen provide ways for learning to happen that are not common.

niftyjock's curator insight, June 1, 2014 6:22 PM

Or don't make your assessments googlable