Teaching Strategies to Learn this Summer, Use Next Year

As the (hopefully) relaxing summer rolls on, filled with inspiring live music and idyllic backyard picnics, we hope you’re also immersing yourself in some teaching strategies to use next year.

If you’re not learning new teaching strategies to use next year, we’re here to help! Frequent TeachHUB.com (and TeachHUB Magazine) contributing writer Jacqui Murray, who is an established tech teacher based in Northern California, today looks at a variety of tech-centered teaching strategies to use next year , including:

  • Don't Be Afraid to Fail in Front of Students
  • Annotate a PDF
  • Submit Homework Digitally
  • Know Where Files are Saved
  • And More!

Jacqui sums up her article with this charge: “Does it sound like a lot to do? Print this list out; post it by your computer. Any chance you get to retrain your habits, take it. You'll be surprised how easy it is.”

Classroom Games, Activities to Make Test Prep Meaningful

As reliable as Christmas and the 4th of July, this time of year – standardized test season – is upon us, and all the things that come along with it, including the mind-numbing classroom activity known as test preparation.

But with a little forethought, creative teachers can employ some fun tactics to liven up the dreaded season of test prep. Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator, spells out some classroom games and classroom activities teachers can use to bring a smile to the face of a test-weary kid. Her classroom games and ideas include:

  Sink or Swim
  And More!

Janelle also lays out some classroom activities that teachers can use to inject some brevity into the long test prep days. Her suggested classroom activities include:

  Have Students Create Their Own Quiz
  Use a Classroom Response System
  And More!

Remember, it IS possible to have fun while preparing for those stressful standardized tests. But the onus falls on the teacher to figure out how to do it! Relax, educators, we’ve got you covered with some original classroom games and classroom activities.

How do you make test prep more meaningful, engaging, and fun in your classroom? Do you have any tips or games that work especially well for your students?