May 4, 2012 14:49 by Nina
The end of the 2011-2012 school year is right around the corner. For many, especially high school seniors, the anxiety to finish is overwhelming. In this post, we’ll discuss three tips for teachers to keep their students on track until the very last day.
1. Plan engaging lessons for spring. Although there may not be a lot of flexibility, teachers who plan more-engaging lessons in the spring are better able to keep the attention of their students. Interactive lessons with group activities help keep students stimulated against end-of-year excitement.
2. Allow students to choose. Many teachers have chimed in, agreeing that allowing students to choose the completion of their assignments allows them to be more enthusiastic because they “call the shots”. According to one teacher, “giving students a choice as far as what they can do for a projectmakes it more relevant and fun for them.”
3. Make your classroom mobile. Weather permitting, teachers should consider bringing their teaching outdoors. Incorporating lessons into an environment outside the classroom is always anticipated by students looking to escape the indoors.