With a little creativity, students can still take part in science experiments and discussions while learning at home.
In a traditional, face-to-face classroom setting, teachers have the ability to interact with students, flexibly spot-check understanding, and present learning material in an engaging manner. Our new normal of science teaching, the distance-learning model, has severely compromised these good instructional practices.
Experienced teachers typically mentor novices by observing their classes and meeting regularly. That can still happen as both teachers work from home.
Our nation is experiencing a teacher-retention crisis: Many novice educators are leaving the profession after only a few years of classroom experience. That’s why Prince William County Public Schools in Virginia created a mentor program to retain quality teachers while also building their skills, self-efficacy, and professional vision.
Four ways to validate and affirm young students’ cultures in meaningful ways, which can boost their engagement and motivation.
There are various ways educators can approach working with multicultural groups of students, and it can be overwhelming to choose one that fits you. One approach that I’ve found myself consistently using, whether in early childhood or informal education, is culturally responsive teaching (CRT), which validates and affirms the cultures of the students and incorporates their cultures in multiple aspects of learning and the environment in meaningful ways.
Seemingly insignificant details can provide insight into individual students and ways to engage them.
In my classroom, a student named Diego would pull a hoodie tight over his head and go to sleep. I have had several students like him before. When I’d ask if they were all right, and they’d tell me they were sleepy, I’d say that I understood but they had work to do.
Βάλτε το παιδί να σχεδιάσει γράμματα και λέξεις με το δάκτυλο πάνω σε διαφορετικής υφής επιφάνειες όπως είναι ο αφρός ξυρίσματος ή η άμμος πάνω στο γραφείο.