Keeping students engaged is a very hard task from a teacher. But to a student the guidelines are easy. Comeing from a students perspective and after reasearching on the internet i have found the best ways to do so and i completely agree with all of them. First Talk less. That doesnt nessasaraly mean to say fewer words but try to keep things simple, i don care how old and smart you student is the simpler you put it the easier it is for the student.
Also try to be different. Alot of students like techers that are spontanious and outgoin, not a boring mean teacher. Try to have a sence of humor with the kids and get them to like you. Like one of my teachers Mr. MacKay is very outgoing.funny,and interesting and thats why i like his class. History gets boring with constant note taking but he knows how to make it fun.
Last but not least...get up and get active. No one likes to sit in the same seat everyday learning. give the students a break strech and stuff. Also try letting them sit where they want unless it gets totally out of control but even when that happens dont try to rule there life. Kids are difficult and all different. Pissing off one could piss of his friends and that not good for you as the teacher, so basicly in a nutshell you need to give you kids a little space and freedom, you need to be funny,and last but not least be simple.
Monday, June 13, 2011
I think that we should be able to download what we want on our ipads. It should really be up to the parents on what they are putting on there. Obviously threw out the frist few days we shouldnt so we can reallly get the space we need to get to kno the iPad and do what we need to do. that is really what should be done.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Commen sen e is a good reasource website. They have plenty of book reviews and things that will help students. They have a ciriculum k-12 and will help any student in need.I thinkp common Sence will help a lot of students in their strive for education.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Today we got to bring the iPads outside. I am currently blogging from the wooden tables outside the bcat studio thing. The iPads have a great connection to the school right now. This is hopefully something that can be done for the next few years. I would love to dof this on nice warm days. Fellow student laura valley just stepped outside for the nce warm air too and she loves it out here. Just goes to show more then just me want to be out here more offen.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Accordaing to This Blog Post snow days may not have to be made up anymore. Thanks to computers and technology we can make up our work via internet. Teachers will be able to send out work through online chat rooms and email that instruct students what to do. So now we dont have to make up days becasue we are still learning what we need to. Parkville, Mo is now useing this method. There Blog Post Is Here. With the iPads coming to bhs that could also mean the end of snow days for us...but we can only hope.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The new policy of the new technology seems fair. i like the rules but somethings get out to me. i like the fact if you do this wrong you get this and that wrong you get that. but the privacy rules and stuff needs to be alot better. i mean u cant just start looking at wat people aresearching and stuff. there should be a certian reason for tht to happen. those are just my thoughts im not saying there right or wrong but thats what i think should happen.
Monday, May 16, 2011
What if you got to pick your chair. How would you feel about someting that fits you and makes you comfortable. i for instance hate the science stools and most of the plastic chairs. its time that someone did something about this. I want a comfey chair i want a teacher chair i was to sit correctly. i dont want to be in the lame elementry school chairs. its time for a change.