July 2, 2014
Here is an awesome visual outlining some practical tips for those of you who have just landed a teaching position. This visual is created by ASCD and is based on ASCD New Teacher Bundle (this is basically a 3-book bundle packed with sound advice from educators who understand the challenges of those early years in classroom). The visual is also available for free download in PDF format so that you can print it off and use it in your class or office.
Here is a round-up of the 10 tips featured in this visual:
1- Have clear goals and a big vision for students to learn and achieve at high levels
2- Deny yourself and students the option of failure
3- Learn and grow everyday
4-Celebrate success and reward students with activities that enhance their learning
5- Kick-start students thinking by beginning a class with a provocative statement
5-Use students’ strength in knowledge and behaviours to help them learn.
6-Incorporate into your lessons physical and social activities as well as intellectual activities.
7- Consider joining mentor program or teachers union.
8- Be flexible and respond to students learning needs.
9- Share with students the strategies you use yourself.
Click Here to download and view the full version of this visual