Strategies for Reshaping Practice: The habits of the classroom #26
Model a new emphasis
Teachers can model what they teach, the ultimate example of personalising teaching. They can model excitement and wonder in science, for example, over the wonders of magnetism. They can model respect and ways of treating students and other staff. They can model puzzlement and confusion before a text so learners feel free to express their own confusion. Teachers can model being challenged by what they teach.
- Teachers can examine their body language and make sure they communicate respect by what they do as well as what they say. They can model serving others by joining in with cooking for the elderly.
- Teachers can model accepting encouragement around the time of tests, sending a card to a fellow teacher. They can model cooperation by working together in a religious education lesson. They can model affirmation in a grammar lesson on complex sentences.
This article is drawn on by:
- Example: Art and Beliefs
- Example: Cooking and Honouring
- Example: Tests and Gratitude
- Example: Faith and Poetry
- Example: Posture and Respect
- Example: Appreciation and Baking
- Example: Rewarding Perseverance
- Example: Maths and Forgiveness
- Example: Meeting Parents
- Example: Maths and Measuring
- Example: Reason and Faith
- Example: Grammar and Encouragement
- Example: Magnets and Wonder
- Example: Blessings and RE
- Example: Dance and Forgiveness