Teaching Tips

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    Your students may not want to admit that they don't understand. Ask whether you've made your explanation clear instead, to take the pressure off them.

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    Share what you know with other teachers. If you're passionate about teaching, you'll want everyone to make use of the great information you have.

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    Outdoor learning enhances fact retention. The more senses you use, the more you'll remember.

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    Imagine that a new student has just come in. Can your class explain to them the concept you've just shared?

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    Use social networking such as Twitter; it's a great source of support for new teachers.

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    Take tips from cutting edge and effective teaching programs such as the excellent and online-video-based Khan Academy.

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    "Teach children how to think, not what to think" ~ Richard Dawkins

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    Not every student will be interested every minute. Try changing your tone of voice, moving around the room, and switching from lecturing occasionally.

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    Change up how you teach. Meaning teach in a visual, audio and hands on ways. When a student figures out how they learn they will start doing better.

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    Connect your content/lessons to students' everyday life. Relevance matters.

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