This is a topic that I feel very strongly about. A future post will probably delve into this topic with more depth. Adding this into your teaching across all your lessons will take a lot of time and practice. It comes more naturally to some teachers more than others. But integrating this into your daily … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Do Rather Than Tell
You may have heard of this ratio before: 5 good interactions for every bad one. This ratio is most commonly references romantic relationships, but this research is also applicable for any two people looking to build trust. Additionally, this is a free and fairly easy way to increase your effectiveness as a teacher (score!). What … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Try To Keep The 5-To-1 Ratio
Happy Halloween Eve! In honor of all the spook-ish fun that will be happening, this week's way to be awesome is about having fun! Did you know that incorporating fun into your classroom is a research based method to increase learning? Hope you get the chance to add some fun into your classroom this Halloween!
Have you ever met or heard of Anita Archer? Well she's amazing and is a wonderful teacher and trainer. Something she encourages teachers to do is to "walk around and talk around." This means literally walking around while you are instructing. That's it. If you are running low on motivation this week and really want … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Walk Around The Room As They Teach (GMTT – #7)
I realized as I started this project that this list could become counter productive. Many teachers feel so overwhelmed that a big list of ways to to improve, even SMALL ways, can seem like an impossible task. Never fear though, I have written several steps to help keep you in a growth mindset. And if … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Remember They Can’t Do Everything Every Week (GMTT-#6)
I LOVE precision requests. I might even like the name more than the actual action. I am going to say a precise request with power behind it. Doesn't it give you the teacher shivers a little bit? Okay, maybe it doesn't, but it should. And it can! Awesome teachers use these instead of reprimands because … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Use Precision Requests When They Need To Change Student Behavior (GMTT – #5)
Doing something kind for your coworkers might not seem like it translates to immediate rewards, but it actually does. Research shows that teachers are more satisfied with their jobs when they have good relationships with their coworkers. And teachers that are more satisfied with their jobs make greater impacts with their students. So basically spreading … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Make Time To Do Kind Deeds (GMTT – #4)