Safety always comes first in a lab or work shop setting.
Rubrics are important tools used to assess and track student outcomes.
It's important to address all student's different learning styles.
It is always important to make the curriculum and teaching relevant to a student's life and experiences. The student needs to know their education relates directly to their career path.
I always worry about being prepared for a new class. Most of the time issues can be resolved as the class progresses. Just by being aware of what students think and answering questions helps me to stay on top of things.
It's important to listen to students and find out where they are coming from regarding classwork and tests. Getting to know the background of all students helps to facilitate learning.
I have students who like to be the center of attention. I think it's best to include them in classroom discussions, but not let them take over a class. Also, don't ignore the quiter students.
It's important to state expectations of students clearly and right at the beginning of a class.
It's important to let students have hands on experiences with technology, not just talk about certain technologies.
It's important to address students learning styles in a variety of ways. Visual learners, auditory learners, reading/writing type learners and kinesthetic learners should all be considered when presenting a technology lesson.
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