Sell Them on You Then Your Content You would probably agree that the main duty of teachers is to facilitate the process of learning, but does any of that involve selling? Is it not true that teachers have an inventory of solutions, strategies, skills, ideas, competencies, and knowledge that they continuously try to get the curricular consumers (i.e., students) to … Read More
Using Questioning as a Tool to Stimulate Deeper Thinking
What’s one of the most important elements of any dialogue or discussion? If you were thinking the exchange of ideas or the asking and answering of questions, you’re absolutely right. Questions such as, “May I have your telephone number?”, or “Will you marry me?”, are important ways information is exchanged in everyday life. Of course, classroom dialogue or discussion is … Read More
Saving Time By Avoiding Mistakes When Teaching Time
As you’ve probably already experienced, teaching the concept of time to your students can have them shedding a few tears and you pulling a few hairs out. Many of them struggle with telling the difference between the hour and minute hand as well as how each works. Helping them understand the dual representation of numerals around the clock, such as … Read More
How Do You Begin To Engage Students In Scientific Explanation?
Mixing things together, building things, and observing interesting phenomena keeps your room abuzz with enthused and engaged students. Have you noticed that the when you ask students to use data to support claims and explain what they’ve done the engagement tends to make a quick exit? They love the hands-on but often loathe supporting what they’ve done with evidence and … Read More