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Outstanding lessons begin in an outstanding way

The beginning of a lesson must be perfect and precise. We have never observed a lesson that began badly or even began OK, which ended in an outstanding way, with progress being made by all students. To use an analogy, the start of a lesson is like opening the traps at a race. So much energy and so much potential exists at the very beginning of any lesson. The role of the teacher is to take that energy, take those released from the traps (to continue that analogy) and take them all to the finish line. When all students experience joy and wonder, and have little awareness of the length of the lesson, that’s magic. For that magic to happen, the lesson must start perfectly

8 preschool classroom safety tips

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
8 preschool classroom safety tips

Preschool teachers across the globe use creative techniques like these to help their students calm down so learning can take place. Not only do teachers need clever classroom management strategies up their sleeves, but they also need to make sure their classroom is a safe place that promotes learning.
It can be easy for classroom safety to slip teachers’ minds amid lesson plans and field trips, but it’s definitely not something to be ignored! A well-organized classroom that has safety procedures in place not only makes students feel more secure, but it also shows parents their children are being well cared for.

Why is it important for teachers to have good communication skills?

The art of communication involves listening and speaking as well as reading and writing. Teachers need to be highly skilled in all these areas to excel in their profession. Proficient communicators receive information, understand and synthesize it and express themselves at a high level. They make excellent teachers because they are able to transmit knowledge, skills and values at the same time they communicate their caring for the students entrusted to their care. They help motivate students to learn.

3 ways to reach students with behavioural challenges

The most difficult student in your classroom may struggle to complete academic work on time, stay organized, listen to directives, or find a way to get other students distracted and off-task.
Remembering that behaviours have an underlying cause and are used to communicate something helps us not to take anything personally. Just as you teach academics and study skills to your students, replacement behaviors must be taught and reinforced throughout the year as well.