Monday, January 12, 2015

Things A Teacher Should Never Ask A Student To Do

     We are taught to ask students to do some things and leave other things alone. In an article from Teachthought magazine, a list of 23 items (with short answer explanations) give you insight to leave certain things alone and this will help you to improve your teaching and connect with your students. Here are a couple of examples.

2. Read out loud if they don’t want to
You’ll have a pretty good instinct here who is fluent orally and who isn’t. While reading aloud with fluency is indeed an important literacy standard, little good comes of forcing students to read out loud when they really, really, really don’t want to.
The key may be, then, making them want to.


6. Look down on their family and friends
Their friends may be shaky, and their family might at times be worse, but they’re friends and family nonetheless, and in all but the most exceptional circumstances, that will be always bigger than your content area or your classroom.

Things A Teacher Should Never Ask A Student To Do by Terry Heick
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