By Teachers, For Teachers
Congratulations, you made it! You’re five weeks into the school year, and hopefully you’re already making a big difference in the lives of your students! In our final installment, today we take a look at 50 inspiring films to show in school, introduce you to gamification and how it can enhance your class, and instruct you on how to teach outside the textbook. We hope you have a great rest of the year!
When students enjoy their schoolwork, it’s a lot easier to be an effective instructor – the joy radiates back and forth between students and the teachers, thereby creating a pipeline of classroom fun that can positively affect the entire school.
Films enrich the classroom experience. A good movie can illustrate the power of the individual (“All the President’s Men”) or illuminate the importance of a justice (“To Kill a Mockingbird”). Here’s an infographic depicting our list of 50 great movies that can enhance your teaching, and a sample permission slip for you to use to make sure parents are aware of what is being shown.
The word “gamification” had made its way through both corporate culture and the education world, but what exactly is gamification and does it really work? Some teachers are are using video games themselves in classrooms to help teach, and their students are reaping the educational benefits. Here's our in-depth overview.
Keeping students engaged without using a textbook takes a great deal of creativity and out of the box thinking (not to mention extra time and money). But the rewards are outstanding. Using the following techniques to teach beyond books.