One of the most important roles of a classroom teacher is that of classroom manager. Learning cannot take place in a poorly managed classroom. Conversely, the best classrooms provide environments where teaching and learning can flourish. Follow these tips and you’ll improve your classroom management skills immediately.
To demonstrate more empathy in the workplace, you can:
Make sure you are listening to others. Be sure to get feedback from others regarding how good of a listener you really are.Listen without interrupting. Pay attention to what others are saying and to their nonverbal behaviors and cues.Ask questions, then listen if you are trying to understand why someone is struggling at work or has poor performance.Spend time getting to know those you don’t like or are very different from you. As Abraham Lincoln said, “I don’t like that man, so I must get to know him.”Read up on emotional intelligence and take an assessment on your EQ and empathy.At meetings, ask colleagues to share how they are doing both personally and professionally.Keep the focus on them. Use phrases to show you are listening to them rather than sympathetic statements that seem to focus on yourself — e.g., “you seem to be trying to figure out what to do next” rather than “I always do XYZ when I am not sure.”Use reflecting comments — “it sounds like you are worried about ...” — rather than providing immediate advice, such as “this is what you should do now.”
Joyce E. A. Russell is the senior associate dean at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Are you using or planning to use Google Classroom in your instruction? Below is a run-down of 12 important things every student should be able to do on Google Classroom. These are basic tasks to help students manage their classes and assignments in Classroom. This work is based on guidelines provided by Google Classroom Help. The chart at the end of this post provides links to resources where students can learn more about how to go about doing each of the tasks mentioned in the visual. Enjoy
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the planet and a vast resource for educational content. The site is home to over 10 million videos tagged as educational, many of them submitted by your fellow teachers.
A completely free resource this huge and varied has nearly endless potential for the classroom. Here are some ideas and suggestions to get you started.
Nothing replaces a great teacher: this is the premise which stands behind the recent comments by Dr John Vallance, Head of Sydney Grammar School, that computers in schools are a waste of money and have done nothing to improve grades. Teaching, he says, is about “interaction between people, about discussion, about conversation … If you’re … Continue reading »
I’ve compiled a list of statements offering new teachers advice as they enter their first year of teaching. It is my intention that these suggestions will dispel many of the myths pre-service teachers encounter as they complete their training programs.
Don’t accept the DEFAULT, seek out an option that will be BETTER for students:
Make it your mission to fight “We’ve always done it this way” thinking.Be a disruptor and shake things up. Create an epic classroom!Start slowly with little tweaks like replacing rows of desks with clusters of four in all classrooms, especially those in middle school and high school.Create the change you wish to see in your school.
Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind
Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...
A collection of GCSE music lesson plans and teaching resources , suitable or all abilities at KS4.There’s music theory, terms and vocabulary, plus listening guides, games and quizzes.GCSE revision resources
Just like the differentiated lessons they teach to meet students’ individual needs, teachers need to learn strategies in PD arranged for their individual interests and needs. Differentiated PD isn’t a new idea. Many administrators already ask teachers what their professional goals are and what the teacher will do to meet those goals. The teacher is observed in class and given suggestions to help align her practice to her goals. But differentiated PD should go beyond teacher goals; it should be an experience that gives educators new ways of thinking about their practice through a meaningful experience. We’ve compiled a list of unique ideas that help individualize the PD experience for teachers.
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