Teaching Strategies: Nurturing Student Relationships

From time to time, especially at the end of the school year, it can be difficult to maintain a level of enthusiasm in your classroom. It’s tough to keep the kids engaged and excited about learning.
With that in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, the folks at Chalkup wrote a centerpiece article on how to nurture relationships with students. It’s a good read that will certainly turn on a few lightbulbs.
The article is summed up thusly: “As we approach the new year, we should focus on relationships, shaking things up, and providing students with a voice and choice in their learning. With attention waning, maybe now is exactly when you should be mixing things up in your classroom routine, trying on new collaborative tools for size, and inviting students to be part of that design.”
How do you nurture relationships with your students?

Classroom Management: How to Regain Control of a Class

If you’re a brand-new teacher just starting out or you’re a seasoned veteran with years under your belt, you’ve certainly run into situations where you’ve lost control of your classroom.

It’s certainly a frightening situation, and it can come about via a variety of ways: Kids get distracted, they’re ready for the next period, or they are bored.

But don’t let them defeat you! Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributor Janelle Cox lists several different methods by which an educator can regain control of a lost class, including:

   Rearrange the seating chart
   Share your frustration
   Be confident
   Lead by example

Above all, Janelle suggests that teachers be confident in their abilities to reign in an out-of-control class.

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