Teaching Strategies: Become an Advocate for Your Students

All kids, regardless of age, need an advocate – a cheerleader, if you will, knowledgeable about how to provide their kids with the tools and skills they need to succeed in the classroom.

Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, who is also an experienced educators, explains the ways that teachers can be the best advocates for their students.

In addition to explaining the importance of being an advocate (and why teachers need to be advocates in the first place), Janelle outlines how teachers can be outstanding advocates, including:

  • Do What’s Best for Your Students
  • Take a Stand for Your Students
  • Create a Positive Environment for Students 
  • And More!

Janelle leaves us today with a powerful charge: “As an advocate, it is your job to gain support for your students. Start by gaining the support of your leaders, then your colleagues, and so on. Be active and share your passion with others. Remain positive and never forget the potential of your students.”

How do you advocate for your students? Do you have any tips that you would like to share?

Classroom Activities: Learning with Audio Books

If you’re looking for a way to boost your students’ reading skills, a terrific way to go about doing that is through using audio books as classroom activities.

Once known as books on tape (or even books on CD), audio books can improve kids’ reading comprehension as well as fluency. By having kids read along with an audio book, they connect words with the sounds they are hearing.

Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned teacher, takes a look at ways to use (and obtain!) audio books in the classroom.

Her teaching strategies for integrating audio books into your classroom include:

    Use Audio Books to Develop Skills
    Make Audio Books a Part of Your Classroom
    And More!

All in all, Janelle notes that audio books can really make a difference with struggling readers, and can help them discover the magic of literature.

Do you use audio books in your classroom? What are some ways that you use them?