Want to be a more effective teacher? Read the book, Hacking Classroom Management.
Whether you are new to teaching or a long-time teacher, this book will give you some ideas to connect with your students and positively push them towards bringing out the best in themselves.
The author, Mike Roberts, the 2014 Utah English Teacher of the Year, and a connoisseur of inspiring movies about teachers (Stand and Deliver is one of the greats), shares 10 ideas, he calls hacks. These hacks will help you to improve your game in the classroom and help you to have more fun doing it.
Here is a list of the 10 hacks:
Remember, it's a classroom, not boot camp
Expect their best (in and out of the classroom)
Take in a game, a play, or a concert
Get 'em up and get 'em moving!
Walk their walk and talk their talk
Let's get personal
Reassess how you assess
Email early, email often
Fist bumps, high fives, and shout-outs
Celebrations and games and field trips, oh my!
Classroom management can be fun, when you learn the hacks!
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