Teaching Strategies to Promote a Self-Directed Classroom

Great teachers know that the way to instruct effectively is to use teaching strategies that encourage students to find answers on their own. This is called a self-directed classroom.

With that in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator based in Upstate New York, takes a look at some teaching strategies that bring about a self-directed classroom.

Janelle’s ideas include:

  • Make it OK to Fail
  • Study Role Models
  • Identify the Negatives
  • And More!


Janelle sums upper her article thusly, in a paragraph entitled “Boost Students’ Confidence”: “From time to time, try and bolster students’ confidence by discussing their strengths or abilities. Try and find something about each student that you can celebrate to help boost their confidence. Confidence building is a known way to increase students’ self-assurance and make them feel more independent.”

In what ways do you promote a self-directed classroom? Please share your tips with us!


Classroom Activities to Promote Nutrition & Health
Because it’s National Nutrition Month, periodically we’re spotlighting ways that educators can promote a healthier classroom, whether it be through classroom activities that feature movement or even ways to have a better classroom snack.

Today onTeachHUB.com is a perfect example of that. Frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox calls out some fun and engaging ways that educators can promote health and nutrition. She breaks her article into those two distinct (and logical) pieces, and offers up classroom activities for each, including:

    Mental Fitness
    Relaxation
    A Balanced Diet
    Food Diary
    And More!

Janelle reminds us to always emphasize that it is the students’ own responsibilities to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet.

How are you celebrating National Nutrition Month in your classroom? Do you have any fun activities to promote health and nutrition that you would like to share?