8 Teaching Lessons Learned This Year To Take Into Next
by Teacher2Teacher Team | 05.17.16
Another year of teaching is almost over! Whether you’ve been a teacher for two years or 20, you likely will be reflecting on the past year as you prepare for the last day of school. We want to know: What tips, best practices or ideas did you learn this year that you’ll implement in your classroom next year? We asked the Teacher2Teacher community for their responses; read on for eight and share your own in the comments below!
- “Giving students the chance to apply learning to something they’re passionate about with #geniushour = huge buy in + amazing stuff!”—@spartacus289
- “Students don’t want easy. They want interesting and engaging with a personal connection.”—@Ayodele_Har78
- “I need to teach my HS students email etiquette. Many don’t know how and asked to be taught. Overlooked life skills.”—@SJNeill13
- “When students have to complete large projects, it’s better to put them inhomogeneous groups of skills.”—@MatthewRStover
- “Kids are visual and need to see info on walls every day! I’m re-doing my walls and packing them full of info.”—@msherrin1
- “What worked: establishing mastery and routines. What didn’t: planning too much to do at standardized test time.”—@redwoodgal73
- “My position next year is not yet certain, but whatever job I’m doing, want to help make learning joyful again.”—@mama2pearls1
- “BREAKS are needed for both student and teacher!!!!”—@Bro_Mykel
What lessons did you learn this school year to take into next? Share them in the comments!