Top Six Teaching Tips

Helping your students achieve success in and out of school!

TIP #1: TANTALIZE, DON'T "TELL"!

Strive to be the "guide on the side" instead of the "fact dispenser". Students will truly be learning if you leave the discovery up to them.


IN MY CLASSROOM, this means asking more questions and providing few answers.

TIP #2: MAKE IT REAL!

Connect your content to real world situations, and your students will not only learn the information, but retain it as well.


IN MY CLASSROOM, this means asking myself the question, "How can I teach this concept in a way that makes sense to my students in their lives right now?"

OTHER TIPS TO CONSIDER:

AND JUST ONE MORE THING:

TIP #6: THE MORE, THE MERRIER!

Keep samples of your students' work as they progress through a concept. Having a variety of data to look at helps you as a teacher get a much more accurate picture of how well the student has grasped the concept taught.


IN MY CLASSROOM, that means relying more on observational records, formative assessments, and student work samples and less on one summative assessment to determine whether or not a student has learned the concept.

EDUCATION IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING...

By keeping these tips in mind, your students won't be the only ones learning and growing!