I believe that every teacher has the potential to reach out and impact the life of every student they have in their class. The key is that it takes a whole lot of dedicated attention and effort.
My theory is that it is relativaly easy to positively impact about 60% of the kids in each of our classes. The challenge comes from two types of kids.
- The “trouble makers”
- The “quiet kids”
What are some of the most effective techniques you have found to reach these?
Instead of going about my normal routine of listing ways that I think it is possible to reach students, I want to open up discussion here. I have started it off with the first comment…