Volume 90, Oct-Nov 2011
In this Q&A, two science teachers talk about how they’ve used an innovative method to improve student engagement and achievement. Lectures are homework, and homework becomes classwork. Join teachers Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann for a live Twitter chat at 4 p.m. ET Nov. 3. Use hashtag #edhorizons.Aaron Sams (left) and Jonathan Bergmann are science teachers who have flipped the science classroom at Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park, Colo. Sams received... read more.
These 10 simple techniques can help you turn an unruly class into a productive one.We teach because we love working with students. We’re dedicated to helping students gain knowledge and develop their intelligence. However, our efforts to consistently deliver high-quality instruction are undercut when we can’t maintain a productive learning environment. Lack of training, anxiety, and inexperience cause many new teachers to feel overwhelmed when a group of rambunctious students doesn’t cooperate. Even... read more.
Want to stand out? Check out these strategies for managing your classroom, showcasing student work, dressing for success, and more.It started with an offhand compliment. In passing, our principal told Dan that he was quickly becoming the new star of the district. This irked me. My husband, Dan, and I relish a little friendly competition. While teaching English in Japan for the same private school, more classes were added to my roster because... read more.
Preservice teachers can take steps to become teacher leaders even before they land their first job.What makes the difference between a good teacher and a great one? Knowing your content is important, but having strong leadership skills can tip the scales from mediocrity to excellence. The best time to begin practicing being a teacher leader is during your preservice years. This gives you a chance to practice who you will become in an environment... read more.