One way to become an exceptional teacher is to focus less on traits like humor and charisma and more on self-awareness and interactions with students.
Best Practice: Maintain High Expectations
Barshay, J. (2019, November 4). Scientific evidence on how to teach writing is slim. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
Students’ writing improves when they have step-by-step guides for writing in different genres as well as for grammar and punctuation, according to an analysis of
Bachara, G. (2019, November 4). Juda High School teacher finds success with no homework policy. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
A Juda High School math teacher uses a different teaching method than most other educators.
Roy, C. (2019, October 29). 5 Steps for Bringing Mindfulness to Your Classroom. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
Educators today must do far more than teach content. We are expected to figure out how to get students to access the curriculum, “shut off”
Korbey, H. (2015, October 1). Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
Wolf, who has a dyslexic son, is on a mission to spread the idea of “cerebrodiversity,” the idea that our brains are not uniform and
Knowing who students are is a starting point for sparking their creativity and tailoring instruction to meet their needs.
Fleming, N. (2019, August 9). Students Can Now Miss School for a ‘Mental Health Day’. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
Driven by high rates of youth suicide and depression, some states are now providing the legal backing for students to take a ‘mental health day.’
Miller, R. (2019, October 22). Using Culturally Responsive Lessons to Boost Engagement. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
Teachers can help increase student engagement in lessons by identifying the topics and interests that resonate with students, Rann Miller writes. Miller also suggests teachers
Examining the reasoning behind your assessments can help shape your approach to tardy work, says Jennifer Gonzalez.
Teaching the nuances of when and how to use technology—and leaving room for boredom—can be invaluable, says journalist Manoush Zomorodi.