By Teachers, For Teachers
Teaching current events has always been one of my favorite topics to address in the classroom. In a recent twitter chat, my fellow social studies teachers were discussing how to teach real-time historical events in your classroom. Social media has revolutionized how news is disseminated and how current events can be taught in the classroom.
TeachHUB blogger, Meghan Matihis, shares with us how her students responded when asked, "What is one thing you would like to tell your teachers about teenagers that you think they don’t know, but should?”.
Giving power to my students? Won't that mean school days full of texting, non-educational movies and zero learning? Maybe not... Empowering students is not the same as abdicating control of your classroom. Student empowerment is defined as “student ownership of learning.” That is a good way to look at it – helping students take control of their own education. But how do you do that?
When you decided to major in education, it is likely that you had aspirations of instilling knowledge in young minds and making a difference in the lives of children. Hopefully, you have had many satisfying and rewarding experiences that have made your career worthwhile. One thing that you likely did not anticipate was potential violence in your classroom. Here are four classroom management strategies to prevent fighting in your classroom.