15 Ways to be a Better Teacher Part 1- Ian Jukes

27 Nov

How often do we use the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder?” As we are in the midst of an educational revolution, it is clear that this phrase encapsulates our careers. While we straddle the blurred line between past, present and future pedagogy and methodology, we as educators must do a little bit of everything. It is hard work!

In Ian Jukes‘s most recent post, he highlights 16 strategies teachers can use to guide themselves towards workplace efficiency. I will post one strategy each day for the next 16 days.


Click Here for the Ian Jukes article – Part 1


3 Responses to “15 Ways to be a Better Teacher Part 1- Ian Jukes”

  1. Ralene St. Pierre November 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    In a classroom recently, I heard a teacher ask the students to think about their learning experience after an activity. How much more effective was this than having them complete worksheets. And, teacher did not have another pile of papers to grade!

  2. mldonahoe November 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    I recently read the following quote: If you plan for one year plant rice, if you plan for ten years plant trees but if you plan for a hundred years, educate children. Confucious.
    The education of children obviously has been in the minds of many for centuries. With the new technology and world economies we cannot plan for hundred years, we do not know how the world will look like in 20 yrs from now. I know the world has changed drastically since my children were born. For that reason, I know, as a teacher, I cannot be a “deliverer of knowledge” any longer. I need to become an “educational coach.” My educational goals need to involve the creation of children who can think creatively and logically working strategically with others to solve problems.

  3. Candace Lord November 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    The best part of working with kids is learning how they think and helping them to think, which in turn is inspiring for me as an adult thinker. Unless we tap into theit thoughts, what if we had them be active participants in their education? What if they were part of their own goal setting? Being part of their school conferences – where they have set their own goals perhaps they decide they want to improve their handwriting, math, or reading skills. Inspire them to think about how they think, what they want, and where they want to go.
    Thanks for sharing this article!

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