Today reminded me to remember the little things about teaching. Sometimes you get so comfortable that you forget to actually “hook” your learners. My student teacher “hooked” her learners by starting class with a mini clip of “Who’s on First?” I felt it was an excellent way to hook them into interrogative pronouns. My students seemed to enjoy the skit too and were engaged with her. Last week she also did an excellent job of hooking her learners by reading them an excerpt from the novel Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden. She had them draw conclusions based on what she had read to them. Looking back at my teaching, I need to refresh myself and “HOOK” my students! I feel it’s always a good idea to reflect on your teaching that way you can better yourself for the benefits of your students.
Little Things January 20, 2011