Monday, May 16, 2011

Keeping Your Students Motivated in the End!

Today I came across a useful blog post by Laura Candler, a National Board Certified Teacher who wrote about different ways teachers can keep their students motivated at the end of the year. This time of year is a struggle for various reasons, especially for those of you in the classroom. As spring fever sets in, schedules are switched to accommodate testing and your students are zoning out. As they become more chatty and restless perhaps you are thinking, "Now what?"

Laura suggests funneling that energy into something constructive. On her blog she shares 12 effective strategies for harnessing that energy and turning it into instructional success. Whether you need a new activity or simply a resource to create something of your own, her blog is a great place to look! I created a Popplet (my latest favorite tool for collaborating and creating concept maps) to highlight some of the strategies in her blog.

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