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It is infamously difficult to get and keep the attention of teenage students. If you're struggling to get your students excited, check out these 10 tips. There's a valid reason for the famous, "Bueller, Bueller, ...Bueller," quote is used as often as it is. The reason: teenagers are not easy to entertain, let alone engage. If you're a science teacher struggling to get your students excited about a topic, we've got your back with 10 great tips for peaking and retaining the interest of … [Read more...] about 10 Teacher’s Tips for Making Teenage Students Excited In the Classroom
Here's a fun scientific method activity for your middle or high school class. Although the scientific method is awesome and something we use unconsciously, learning and teaching the steps can be tedious. Hense, my activity which is a fantastic way to teach the scientific method students in a non-tedious way. The way I teach is by getting the kids to do something they already do while completing an easy task. I then relate the piece to driving, something they will be able to do soon. … [Read more...] about Here’s a fun scientific method activity for your class
Cell phones, the bane of many teachers who teach grades 6 and up. They’re everywhere and most students have them but are cell phones a good thing or not when it comes to the classroom. BYOD We have a policy in our board called Bring Your Own Device. Like most things in education, the idea is a good one, in theory. In theory, this allows students to have a device handy so that they can easily research, perform online activities, communicate electronically with their teacher and peers, etc. … [Read more...] about How to Control Cell Phones in the Classroom
Do your students lose their notes? Do they just put them randomly into their backpack? Are they constantly missing pages or important sections of notes? Mine do, all the time! It’s crazy to ask a student to take out their notes on mitosis and see them pull out 3 history pages, 1 geography note, and a partially finished English paper before finding the one they need, crumpled inside their backpack. However, it does explain their inability to study effectively. Here’s what I do to … [Read more...] about Keep your students’ notes organized and complete while teaching them how to study