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: Build Relationships
Terada, Y. (2019, October 16). Students Think Lectures Are Best, But Research Suggests They’re Wrong. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
A study reveals students prefer low-effort learning strategies—like listening to lectures—despite doing better with active learning.
Desautels, L. (2019, October 15). The Role of Emotion Co-Regulation in Discipline. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
Helping students regain their calm after misbehavior doesn’t mean there are no consequences—it ensures that the right lesson is learned.
Smola, J. (2019, October 20). Study: Kids in poor districts learn just as much. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
Even though disadvantaged students in poorer school districts might earn lower test scores than those in wealthier districts, students in both settings are learning just
Knowing who students are is a starting point for sparking their creativity and tailoring instruction to meet their needs.
Riddell, R. (2019, October 22). Lessons in Leadership: Missouri principal Beth Houf shares what it means to ‘lead like a pirate’. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
Beth Houf, principal of Fulton Middle School in Missouri, says she works to “lead like a pirate” — meaning that she focuses on the “why
Examining the reasoning behind your assessments can help shape your approach to tardy work, says Jennifer Gonzalez.
Terada, Y. (2019, October, 11). Research Zeros In on a Barrier to Reading (Plus, Tips for Teachers). Retrieved October 14, 2019.
Researchers have learned that students will have difficulty understanding text if they are unfamiliar with 59% of terms relating to the topic, indicating that readers
Blad, E. (2017, July 12). Social-Emotional Learning Has Long Lasting Postive Effects on Students, Study Says. Retreived October 14, 2019.
Programs that teach students how to recognize their emotions, solve problems, and form healthy relationships may continue to show positive benefits for students months, or
Heffernan, N. (2019, October 9). Persistence Is Not Always Productive: How to Stop Students From Spinning Their Wheels – EdSurge News. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
Education researchers are considering how to predict when a given assignment will generate the optimal amount of persistence in a student. At issue, researchers say,