After asking a question, it’s important for teachers to wait for answers. Sometimes, waiting even a few seconds can seem to drag on, but leaving that time open allows students to better engage with the lesson
This spring, many schools have shut down because of the spread of COVID-19. Whether you’re continuing to teach remotely or are simply giving your students assignments so they can learn on their own, here are a few resources we’d like to recommend.
When a student is taking a while to answer a question, it’s easy to cut their thoughts short and jump to the answer yourself or give another student the chance. But waiting for the first student to think might be better for their brains.
While we tend to read quietly on our own, reading aloud in a classroom can have multiple benefits, including practicing inflection, making the passage more engaging, checking for comprehension, and more.
One way to review is by putting things in order – whether it’s sequential, by likelihood, or other – since it requires students to compare things see how they relate to one another, which means they’ll need a solid understanding of the topics.
If your students are working on stories and have hit a writers’ block or otherwise aren’t sure how to continue, here are 3 things you can share with them to give them a little push and make their stories more interesting.
Holidays are a time when students tend to be excited about something in particular, and they’re often surrounded by decorations, music, etc. for the occasion. Take advantage of both of these things and teach your students some holiday vocab!
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