- The ratio of students to teachers is generally much greater in public schools.
- Teachers in public (and private) schools may have difficult or negative co-workers to contend with.
- Public school teachers in general have more students with emotional needs.
- Students with behavioral problems are a distraction.
Regardless of the setting, engaging students is key to helping them grasp basic concepts that will be used as building blocks for future learning. If they decide early on that learning can be interesting and fun, it will open up a whole new world for them. If you teach history, have the students act out an important event. If you teach math, have the students apply their math skills by solving real-life scenarios, like determining how many liters of drinks and how many ounces of chips it will take to treat the entire class to snacks on Friday. Use interactive games like Multiple Madness® to improve basic math skills like multiplication. Use journaling in science class and art in reading class.
Whatever you do, don't allow stress to affect your performance as an educator. Aside from taking time for yourself... and occasionally counting to ten before you react or respond... there are tons of online resources to make this a successful school year! Check out our link to free teacher resources, and feel free to add your favorite links in the comments section of our blog. Share your favorite teaching tips, concerns or hot topics on our Facebook page.
|"Out of this world" reading experience|
|Teachers playing Multiple Madness|
|Students playing Multiple Madness|