Teaching Strategies that Demonstrate Real-World Experiences

Anytime you use teaching strategies to deliver real-world experiences to your classroom, it’s a positive time for everyone involved – for you, the students, and even the special guest!

Likewise, studies show that when your bring in a guest to share his or her work-life stories, students are much more engaged in that day’s lessons and then they go on to be much more aware of the choices they make in society at large.

Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned elementary educator based on the East Coast, looks at some teaching strategies to bring the real world into your classroom.

Janelle intones us to:

  • Use current events/the news
  • Invite guest speakers
  • Take a field trip (even a virtual one)
  • And more!

Janelle sums up his article thusly: “Bringing real-world experiences into the classroom is a great way to give students a memorable experience that they can always take with them. Whichever approach you choose to try, remember that your goal is to create an authentic experience that will help students engage in their learning more.”

How do you bring real-world experiences into your classroom? Do you have any tips that you would like to share? Please feel free to leave your ideas in the comment section below, we would love to hear what you have to say.

Professional Development: How “Teacherpreneurs” Can Save Education

Just recently, one of our frequent contributors, Meghan Mathis, went out to attend the Teachers Pay Teachers third annual conference.

Teachers Pay Teachers is the first and largest online “Community of millions of educators who come together to share their work, their insights, and their inspiration with one another.”

Meghan came away wowed and inspired, an atmosphere where teachers shared their best ideas without fear of their being stolen or lifted.

Meghan summed up her article like this: “If districts could begin to think about their teachers like the 
TpT planners thought about their teacherpreneurs, imagine how much more productive professional development could be!”

Do you have any ideas about how “Teacherpreneurs” can save education? Let us know in the comment section!