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TEACHER TIPS 101

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Periodically I tweet out tips for teachers with the hashtag #teachertips101. I love teaching, I love being in a classroom with students of all ages. I have had the privilege of working in the public school for 7 years working primarily with Jr. High Students. I have worked  in student ministry as a youth pastor, teacher, trainer, speaker for nearly 20 years. These are just things to get you thinking. What are your teacher tips? (I would love to hear your response in the comment section)

  1. Read the curriculum BEFORE you teach the curriculum!
  2. Treat EVERY child in your classroom like you treat YOUR child!
  3. If YOU are not EXCITED about your lesson THEY will not be excited about the lesson.
  4. As a teacher, if you tease children, don’t be offended if they tease back.
  5. There is NO perfect ready made curriculum! You have to add YOUR personality, creativity, & skillset to match YOUR classroom.
  6. Teachers remember, you are an EFFICACIOUS leader! You have the ability to reach and teach ANY child!
  7. Teachers beware, more is CAUGHT than TAUGHT, so live authentically!
  8. Whoever is TALKING the most in your lesson is LEARNING the most. So INTENTIONALLY include your students in the dialogue.
  9. Always teach to a FULL ROOM! If you have 1 child or 20 children, teach with the SAME enthusiasm you would with a room full.
  10. It is possible to try to teach your class EVERYTHING, yet they don’t learn ANYTHING. Focus your content on the essentials!
  11. Always start each class with “CLEAR EXPECTATIONS.” If YOU don’t know what you want them to do, THEY won’t know what to do.
  12. ELIMINATE DEAD TIME! If you lose 5 min a class every week, that nearly equals 4 1/2 hours of instructional time per year.
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Posted on June 18, 2015, in Teaching Thursday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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