Last week I said that I was going to start sharing interesting articles, blogs and other resources to help you think about how you can grow as a teacher. This week I want to give you some things to ponder related to the topic “Refocusing on Students”. Aren’t the students what it’s all about?
Most of the articles that I plan to share are things that I’ve linked and saved as I scroll through Twitter, coming back to them later because they’re usually so long. SO…with that in mind, I’m only including two longer articles for those who are interested but I’ve also included some great tweets that are aimed to get the juices flowing.
So, without further ado…There is a lot of good stuff here to inspire any educator!!
Is it ALL about student engagement?
If our focus is solely on “engagement” in the classroom, we’ve created a culture where the student needs a teacher to learn. If we focus more on empowerment, the student gains ownership over their own learning, growth, and direction. #InnovatorsMindset
— George Couros (@gcouros) February 10, 2018
How do students learn?
What does Learning look like ?? pic.twitter.com/cSDOuQmVrW
— Julie Woodard (@woodard_julie) January 27, 2018
Classroom culture is essential…
10 Ways To Create an Amazing Classroom Culture pic.twitter.com/OHSr5NqxUV
— George Couros (@gcouros) February 3, 2018
How can my classroom be more rigorous?
Boosting Classroom Rigor… #D123 #edchat #edtech #cpchat #ntchat #earlyed #kinderchat #elemchat #mschat #hschat #pblchat #sblchat #mathchat #scichat #sschat #engchat pic.twitter.com/kgSw5fVtDR
— Paul Enderle (@PaulEnderle) April 6, 2018
If half your students fail….
If half of the Ss failed, the problem was not the Ss. It was the instruction. #edchat #leadlap #education #ukedchat
— 𝕃𝕖𝕖 𝔸𝕟𝕟 𝕁𝕦𝕟𝕘 (@leeannjung) March 20, 2018
Every child has a story
“Every child you pass in the hallway has a story that needs to be heard. Maybe you are the one meant to hear it.” by Bethany Hill @bethhill2829 #joyfulleaders #teacherempathy #KidsDeserveIt Happiness is a Habit! Cultivate it! pic.twitter.com/rQ6vxwGcrA
— Roger W. Davis (@rwdavis_edu) January 16, 2018
How could the way you interact with your students and manage your classroom be improved? Here are 10 great ideas to begin working on immediately.
A great piece about how focusing on the strengths (instead of weaknesses) of an English Language Learner can help them grow