Want to Teach Better?

March 05, 2015 | By: Tallya Gabay

1. Use time efficiently!

Its lesson time from the word go! Getting organized with devices is not FREE TIME.

Make sure the students are occupied while the computers are being distributed and put away by using:

  • A Time To Know off-computer activity for warm up will go a long way
  • A quick round of Q and A using the TEACH platform frontally (1:Class) will help remind and focus the students on today’s lesson
  • Screen student generated content from the ‘Gallery’ to encourage pride of ownership, make corrections, review and scaffold
  • Whenever there’s an activity that is new to the students or more complex than usual- ‘Pause’, project the activity on the screen and do a quick demo before releasing it for the students????????????????????????????????????????????

2. Use Data Driven Teaching!

Make smart decisions based on the numbers: you don’t need to guess, the reports will do it for you. You can just read it, consider your steps and implement. It’s just that easy.

The platform supplies a variety of different reports. Based on them, your decisions will be accurate and reliable:

  • Change the students’ differentiation level
  • Reteach or reset activities, adapt your teaching strategies to meet real needs of your class
  • Add a movie, link or file to reinforce missing knowledge

3. Manage your class clearly!

Students who are clear about what they are doing and how it’s done are happy and available to learn.

The TEACH features will assist you to lead the class to engaging and productive learning:

  • Use ‘Pause’ to give clear instructions before the students start individual computer work
  • Use ‘Follow Me’ to show students where you want them to be in the lesson flow
  • Activate ‘Stop Line’ to ensure that the pacing of you lesson suits your pedagogical aims
  • ‘Pause’ the lesson to get your student’s attention, then do frontal scaffolding based on the ‘Alert’s’ or ‘Monitoring’ data
  • ‘Reset’ student’s work to enable immediate re-learning, growth and success

4. Lesson structure:

Time To Know lessons need a good opening and closure. Begin your lesson with an engaging activity/ oral routines and always leave time for closure; summing up what was learnt.

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