Have you ever noticed how finding just one really effective strategy can transform your day as a teacher? Or how having too many strategies can overwhelm you? When you focus on just a few high-impact approaches, your day-to-day teaching life becomes a complete pleasure. Your students grow. And so do you!
Below, you’ll find resources and information on the two most effective and time-saving strategies today, both back by decades of research.
One of the highest leverage points for student growth is the practice of students reflecting upon their own learning. I’ve used an “effort and understanding” rubric daily for years to keep my students reflecting on their choices and their performance. Read more about effort and understanding here.
Some strategies you just need to read about. Below are a few short articles about practices you can begin in your classroom tomorrow. They save your most precious resource—time!—and create a more joyful experience as a teacher!