Teaching Strategies for Better Bulletin Boards

Teaching strategies in the form of colorful, eye-catching bulletin boards are not just great ways to decorate your class. In fact, teaching strategies in the form of bulletin boards can help generate excitement, get kids to appreciate hard work, and make them appreciate the hard work of their peers, too.

Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned elementary school teacher based on the East Coast, takes a look at some teaching strategies that can help you get the most out of your bulletin boards.

Janelle’s ideas include:

  • Make Student Work the Main Focus
  • Choose Your Location Wisely
  • And More!

Janelle sums up her article thusly: “As a busy teacher, you may choose to opt to purchase some of the materials for your bulletin boards. If you plan on doing that, then try and only purchase boarders, backgrounds, or fillers. Leave the content to the students or be sure to make that yourself.”

Do you have any tips or suggestions on how to get the most out of your bulletin boards? Please share your ideas, we would love to hear what you have to say.

Teaching Strategies: How to Teach Social Skills

It’s not just about reading, writing and arithmetic these days. Now, educators are expected to instruct students on topics like how to interact with their peers, how to listen, and how to resolve conflicts, among other things.

Indeed, it can be a challenge to teach kids concepts such as encouraging others, following directions, and listening actively.

In today’s TeachHUB.com centerpiece article, author Janelle Cox outlines some teaching strategies that educators can use to alter their curriculum to address these fundamental skills.

Three key foundational elements Janelle lays out include teaching the social skill, practicing it, and reviewing it. She also gives distinct classroom examples on how to carry out each of those elements.

By following the teaching strategies mentioned, 21st-century educators will be better equipped to instruct their classes on the social skills they’ll need to succeed not just in the classroom, but in the workplace following graduation.