A new school year presents opportunities for various beginnings—a new school, new classes, new faces, sometimes new courses, and often new materials. Summer and vacation can be an excellent time for rest and renewal.
One of the best feelings is looking out into your classroom and all of those little eyes are on you as you are delivering your perfectly planned mini-lesson. With a sigh, you go to close your lesson with a quick exit slip only to realize those little eyes didn’t comprehend your teaching point.
Educators thrive when the light bulb moments occur, when students spring into action, and when students have their own curiosity bubbling in the classroom. How do we set the tone so that these wonderful classroom moments can occur more often?