Top 30 Tips for Effective Teaching - Resources for your Spanish Classroom
- Know your students well.
- Keep one’s mental/physical health up.
- Interrelation/connections of content (curriculum and real world).
- Allow yourself and students to be risk takers.
- Explain the “big picture” for assignments (explicit not implicit).
- Be positive in expectations and attitudes.
- Find allies (people to give you support) but, be cautious, avoid gossip.
- Be influential (a positive role model).
- Dress appropriately and professionally.
- Know your students well.
- Listen as you are teaching in order to adjust the lesson accordingly.
- Develop your own philosophy or teaching and your own expectations.
- Be honest and do not be afraid to make mistakes.
- Fair and balanced assignments and discipline.
- Make the punishment fit the crime. Do not punish with homework.
- Reach out to at-risk students; be sure to give them chances.
- Always over plan.
- Have a sense of humor.
- Be creative in approaches, style and lessons/material.
- Explain the importance and significance of why the material, subject is important.
- Develop a feeling of empathy. Empathy can lead to understanding.
- Be a “real person” to your students, let them know you.
- Have abundant patience, especially when it concerns the rate at which your students are learning your content.
- Know your limits as a teacher and a person. Know what you can change and what you cannot change.
- Be persistent in your standards, consistency is key.
- Pick your battles and ignore the minor incidents.
- Have a fondness for questions over answers. Questions instill a love of learning and foster a sense of enhancement.
- Instill fondness for aesthetics; beauty exists in all things.
- Teach students HOW TO THINK AND HOW TO LEARN rather than what to learn and what to think.
- Always over plan and know your students
Do you have any tips to add to this list?
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