Think back to your days at school. What lessons stick in your mind? It most likely isn’t the lesson where you read from a textbook. More than likely enough, it is something fun or practical that sticks in your mind. Maybe it was with your favourite teacher as they were funny or explained things very clearly. Or maybe it is a memory of something that was taught in a different way. When planning lessons, as the saying goes, variety is the spice of life. Follow these tips to help ensure your pupils remember your lessons.
The reality of modern teaching is that within your class there will be a range of learning needs. Differentiating the lesson to make it accessible to all students is key to positive student engagement and success. It also saves you some serious stress having to manage behaviour! The other reality is that your time is a rare and valuable commodity, and we need to be savvy on our differentiation styles to save as much of it as we can. We are going to look at 2 main areas; ‘Differentiating by Task’ and ‘Differentiating by Outcome’.
Teaching children to respect themselves, other people and the world around them is super important. However, topics, such as respect, can often be a difficult concept to teach to young children. Luckily, there are a number of fabulous books out there that can help teach children such valuable life lessons.
Books are a beautiful and fun way to teach children a variety of topics in life. Check out this list of books that help with teaching kids the idea of respect for others and for themselves.
A 21st century School Teacher, Mother, and Wife.
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