Summer is almost over, and just like that, the school year is almost here. While it’s important for students to refocus themselves and get excited about going back to school, it’s also important for teachers to do the same. Teachers must cooperate with their students and the wider community to ensure that the upcoming academic year is a successful one. Helping your students thrive from the first day back until the start of the next summer vacation should be one of your top priorities as a teacher. Here are some useful tips for making that happen.
Inspire Your Students
Admittedly, your students will probably be in summer mode, but if you can find ways to ease them back into the swing of things gently, they may be more receptive to listening to you. Not only can finding famous inspirational quotes make a great activity, but you can decorate the room with some the best quotes your students find. The inspiring quotes will always be there to remind your students to do their best and never give up. Be sure the quotes that both you and the students find cover a broad range of topics and subjects. The famous quotes can also be a warm up writing activity to help students wake up, either in the morning as the day begins, or right after lunch when their minds are still recharging.
Make Connections with Students
As teachers, It’s also important to make the right connections with your students. Connections can form a bond that helps the classroom feel more productive and make every single day a breeze instead of a slog. But making your classroom a fun and enjoyable place to be can present its own set of challenges as well. For instance, planning the next lesson is difficult enough even without constant interactions with students. Learn and remember all of the students’ names, and note the patterns of which students respond and how often. You might have to work harder to get certain students to stay engaged.
Get Students Reading Again
Reading is a critical aspect of success in school, and it is truly a cross-curricular skill. Get your students reading again, and stoke up a passion for it.
Meet The Parents
Meeting the parents and getting to know who they are will also help you make valuable connections with your students. Don’t just wait until something has gone wrong; a call home doesn’t always have to be a bad thing or punishment – sometimes you could just call the parents to praise their child’s progress!
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