Part 2 – 15 Ways to Become a Smarter Teacher

28 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.

Enjoy!

Click Here for the Ian Jukes article – Part 2

One Response to “Part 2 – 15 Ways to Become a Smarter Teacher”

  1. mldonahoe November 28, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    This second article is quite interesting to me as it deals with a way to personalize instruction for students so they all learn. Ian Jukes mentions to think of cultural diversity and other aspects of students’ lives. I feel it is also very important to consider the students’ learning styles when developing a lesson. Some students are very auditory and when we have them read all the time their comprehension suffers. When students are not learning it is very important to ask:” How can I teach this topic differently, and what do I need to change(adjust) so the student achieves his/her full potential?” Many times the answer is just to modify how the information is presented so the student can understand and hear what we are saying. As Ian Jukes says: How to close the gap to get the student from here to there.

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