I was wondering if any teachers could tell me their favourite ideas for the different subject areas.
Also if there are any kids out there, even if you are in high school, who can remember some great teachers and the things they thought up to make you have fun and learn, that would be great!
First off, don't talk down to your students. I have always hated in when instructors do that.
Secondly try to incorporate music/funny ryhme schemes to help kids remember things easier. My fifth grade teacher did that to teach us the rules inb multiplying and dividing decimals and it has stuck for 11 years.
Also, if a kid asks for help, make sure you walk them through whatever it is they need help with, so they feel like they have accomplished something great. Since these are young kids they need a lot of posative feedback and encouragment.
The instructors I remember the most are those who always made me feel like I could do things on my own and who encouraged me to try everything on my own.
Games are always good...like Simon Says, except if you're practicing numbers or the alphabet say "Simon says tell me a letter that starts with 'A'." or "Simon says tell me what 3*3 is." the kids will have fun yelling out the answers, which can help them burn off some energy.
hi i am 9 years old i used too love getting told stories and drawing step by step pictures!!
ok... so while teaching .. u nid 2 relax. and u also nid 2 be playful sumtimes . for xmple , ur going to teach science, then u nid to be playful( a bit) because ur students might get bored.
A good idea would be to take a jar or bag of candy and give one to whoever gets an answer correct. Also, try to be "one of them," don't try to be super controlling of everything.
Also, one thing I liked about a teacher of mine, was that at the beginning of class, he told us that we were going to do what we had to do, any for the rest of the class, we could have "free time." This way, they won't waste time being hyper or anything and just pay attention enough to get the lesson out of the way, so they could be free to talk for the rest of the period.
Lots of singing and reading! Children love to sing. We started each day off singing a song about the months of the years and I loved that. Show and tell was a HUGE deal. We looked forward to it each time. Umm...sometimes we got to have lunch in the classroom, that was nice. Stickers were huge. I'm sorry, not really sure what else. Just continue smiling even when stressed, children can feel stress. They will love you. :)
I must say start the class on a firm note. I am not advising being mean, but lay your ground rules. Do not try to be nice on the first day. Your first day sets the tone for the rest of your sub job.
Hopefully, the teacher has some good lesson plans or at least directions for you. What state are you in? I know that you should have some form of books that you are teaching from that cover your state standards. It is difficult to give great advice when there is no idea on what your teaching or at which grade level.
Here are some good tips overall though:
Write your agenda on the board-this allows all students to know what is expected.
If you are having a difficult time transitioning from one subject to another, then count down from 5.
I also do a student store and pass out coupons. It doesn't have to be much...pencils and erasers and that type of thing. This is a way to create the behavior that you want. It is amazing what students will do for a coupon for a pencil. Oh if you are having issues with bathroom breaks--I charge 5 coupons!
More than anything have some fun with it. Students want to be able to laugh while they learn. When you know more of what you are doing post again.
Once you know
Whenever I am trying to get my little cousins excited about anything, I try to make it into a game. So I suggest making creative games to go with everything. Games that help to bring out each of the children's strengths are the best ones, I think. You will notice that each child has a different learning style, or "mode". There are three general styles: Visual, Audio, Kinesthetic. My suggestion is to come up with exercises and games that cater to each of these modes, so that everyone can succeed and thrive. There are the basic games:
Maybe you could come up with ways to spice these games up a bit and make them more interesting. Or you could always just ask more questions here to help :)
Just keep in mind though, that games that are typically of the win-or-lose format don't go over too well. Kids are kids, so it is probable that they will take a loss to heart and get upset. Playing games that allow everyone to win, however, provide a better learning environment.
Good luck, hope this helped!
if you are providing casual relief for three weeks then you will have to follow the educational program that has been written by the regular teacher, this doesnt mean you cant add your own flair to the way in which you deliver the lessons though!
Timetable in some 'lesson breaks', short fun activities for between lessons , such as 'celebrity heads' 'hang man' 'what am i' charades or whatever, also try to include some hands on activities each day rather than all book work, short science experiments, art, music, dance, sport etc Good Luck
just rember small childeren has very short attention spans so dont over do them on any one subject and my 5 year old loves the idea of a treasure chest they get in at the end of class everyday if they behave or they get there assignments done , the chest contains bubble gum ,suckers, and small toys like little rings, or balloons , just small things like that
1. Remember they are 4/5, hard for me to do somedays!
2. Read aloud to them daily from "big kid" chapter books
3. Playtime in centers (blocks, PC, kitchen, arts & crafts)
4. Lots of praise and attention
5. Lots of fun hands-on activities! There's a book I used student teaching called "Science Is" it's great!
My favorite teacher was one who greeted me with a hug and a smile every morning and truly cared whether I got the lesson or not. She was lots of fun--we had a loft and a cast-iron bathtub in the room to read in! :-)
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