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
Teachers just don't have time. Really any profession that is a direct service profession (nursing, therapy, etc.) has limited amount of time because large chunks of the work day are spent with a person. This limits how much, and when, other work can be accomplished. However, research shows that creating a to-do list can improve … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Write a “To-Do” List That Can Actually Be Done
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 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)
I'm going to be 100% honest here, when I have taught all day, and wrangled children, and dealt with hard coworkers, and barely have had time to use the restroom or eat... the last thing I want to do is call up an unknown parent and shoot the breeze. And I definitely don't want talk … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Make Personal Connections With Student Families (GMTT – #3)