Here Are 20 Things Every Teacher Should Do to Enhance Their Classroom
Have you ever wondered if there are some things that every teacher should do? Well, I found a list of them on Twitter that I'm about to share with you. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.
So, what are some things every teacher should do? Dan McCabe shared an image filled with 20 different things he believes a teacher should try out in order to enhance their classroom and aid their students. This list is mostly filled with suggestions on how teachers can connect with students more efficiently. There are also a few things on here about ways to improve your craft. You can see the list below.
Lots of these suggestions include collaborating with students and fellow educators, illustrating the importance of communication and collaboration in today's culture. There's also an emphasis put on learning new things, whether it's new things about the subject you teach or about the craft of teaching itself. When you do that, then you'll also prove to your students that learning doesn't end when school does. There's also an emphasis on trying to understand your students. In order to communicate effectively, you have to understand or at least attempt to understand how the other person is feeling. Essentially, you could round this down to only three things every teacher should do: communicate and collaborate with peers and students, never stop learning, and understand your students.
What else would you add to this list? Would you take something off of it?
Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.