Posts Tagged ‘Learning Environment’
I have written extensively in the past about classroom management and I admit I have glossed over some things while belaboring other points way beyond the point of exhaustion. Below are a few of the common classroom management pieces of advice and a handful of simple tricks to use in effort to make those things happen. Try one or two and see if things become easier…
- Work on your pacing
- Slow down your rate of speech; kids don’t comprehend information as fast as we do
- Be silent more often; silence allows kids to reflect more on what has been said
- Communicate urgency without getting frantic
- Be in control of what you say and how you say it
- Don’t argue with
As I have been reading the interviews for the Reader Appreciation Month (by the way, there is room for another 7 interviews. If you don’t send them in, they end on Wednesday!), I have been amazed at the depth of knowledge of some of the readers of this blog.
I was going through my Google Reader the other day and came across a post byBest (and worst) advice. In it, he lists some of the best teaching advice he has received. Additionally, he points to some standard “wisdom” that really isn’t all that wise. It made me think…
If I were to give only one piece of advice to a brand new teacher, what would it be? ...
In The Beginning
When I was in college, I had an assignment for one of my classes. The assignment was to write up my own philosophy of education. It was somewhat noble (“I teach children to be better people through music” or something like that). It was substantially trite. Most importantly, it lacked any passion behind it.
In my very first teaching job interview, the principal interviewing me asked me what my educational philosophy was. I gave some sort of flimsy answer because I wasn’t prepared for the interview. He gave me a chance later on to ask me if I had any questions. I asked him what his educational philosophy was. What he said has stuck with ...