Treat Students With Respect From the first day, always remember you are the adult and they are the student.
The learning here is directed by a teacher who models appropriate strategies for meeting particular purposes, guides students in their use of the strategies, and provides a meaningful and relevant context for using the strategies.
Such teachers avoid repetitive rote learning; instead, they involve young people in novel problem-solving activities.
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Teaching Strategies for Using Humor in the Classroom.
Some teachers and some entire schools do it every day, year in and year out, with outstanding results.
Even the simplest evidence of caring about the importance of literacy pays huge dividends in a young person's schooling.