We live in a culture of blame. Everything is someone else's fault. This idea is reinforced by television, media, and what we see in the news. Frivolous lawsuits, high insurance rates; everything is someone else's fault. One of the things that kids struggle with is taking ownership for their own behavior.
I was teaching high school and working with struggling learners. Many of my students were unmotivated, felt defeated, or believed they were stupid. So, I tried some teaching strategies I learned from a book...
I recently completed a training session with teachers in Alaska. As I almost always do, I learned a new classroom management strategy from a teacher in my audience – something I hadn’t thought of in the classroom context.
To prepare students for the real world, where technology and the economy are evolving every day, we must prepare them to be nimble, creative and be ready for any curve ball life might throw at them.
Implementing a variety of co-teaching models, like “Teach Half, Then Switch” or station teaching can be beneficial for students who may have difficulty in the traditional classroom setting. These implementations, however, often require desks to be rearranged. In “Teach Half, Then Switch” the co-teac [...]