By Teachers, For Teachers
For better or worse, some teaching topics and students lessons are falling out of favor in current curriculum. Here are the top 12 things you learned in school that may not be taught today.
Feeling frustrated in the classroom and counting down the days til your next break? Take comfort in knowing you're not alone with a poem by Roxanne Elden, author of See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers. She captures the do or die attitude of teachers struggling in their first year.
She sees little more than shadows and shapes. However, American artist Bojana Coklyat not only pursues her passion for painting, but transmits it to children with impaired sight so that they can see the world in a new way.
Getting some students to read anything just one time can be a challenge. When you know that the text is one that is going to require multiple readings, finding ways to convince reluctant readers to re-read can seem like an impossible feat. With that in mind, I was thrilled to discover this simple strategy that “tricks” readers into transacting with a text IN ANY SUBJECT... not once, not twice, but three times in a way that won’t leave them wanting to throw their papers at you.
Before students can make memories or learn, you must capture their attention. Based on my background as a neurologist and my experience as a classroom teacher, I’ve created this list of tips for any teacher to integrate brain-based, neuro-logical learning strategies to grab and hold students’ attention.