They say that no two teachers are alike. Each one has a teaching style that creates a unique classroom experience. Some prefer project-based learning, while others use interactive assessments to measure student growth. No matter whether young or old, urban or rural, Math or English, there are several traits that the best teachers have in common. Continue reading “6 Things the Best Teachers Do”
Did you ever wonder what your teachers did over the summer as a kid? It’s rather mysterious from a child’s perspective. They spend half their waking hours ten months of the year in the same building, the same classroom, with their teacher. Then, from one day to the next, life gets flipped on its rear for the both of them. It’s tough for kids to understand that their teacher has a life outside of the four walls of their classroom, but many adults don’t understand what goes on during the average teacher’s summer break either. Continue reading “What Do Teachers REALLY Do Over Summer Break?”
By Brandi Marcene, Wisewire Contributor
How many times as a teacher have you witnessed the dreaded “summer slide” in students after their return from summer break? Students who previously showed tremendous progress at the end of the school year are suddenly unable to demonstrate previously mastered skills?
Students can often miss out on opportunities that are both learning and entertaining to keep their brains engaged over the summer when there is an absence of ideas, activities, and support at home. Teachers can help students and parents to make the most out of their summer holidays by designing a list of activities with ample opportunities to exercise brain power and to have fun.
It doesn’t matter how old or young you are. There is a certain indescribable sense of overwhelming excitement when you’re about to mix up the routine in some way.
As summer break approaches, students all over the country are fighting a constant battle with this excitement. For most of them, the next several weeks hold endless opportunity for all sorts of fun and hijinks. Continue reading “End of Year Survival Guide”