One last question for Teacher Town Hall!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
One last question for Teacher Town Hall!
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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 1:09pm


I just wanted to thank everyone for patronizing me by answering all of these questions over the last two weeks. Not only are these fascinating topics to me, but they are extremely important issues to look at as a nation.





As promised, one last question! During the Teacher Town Hall on Sunday, NBC's Brian Williams will facilitate as teachers "...brainstorm ideas, talk about what works in the classroom, and highlight the challenges of today’s education system." NBC has asked us personally for our questions, tips and ideas to be presented on Sunday!





We've spent some time already discussing the challenges, so what we're looking for today are 1) your questions about what works for others; and 2) any stories/tips about what works for you.





For example, you might want ideas for successfully performing differentiated instruction in a classroom with a large number of students. Or it may be something bigger like "I had advanced learners last year, but have remedial learners this year. How do I move forward knowing that my test scores will go down this year, putting my job in danger?"



Thank you all so much for being a part of this fun project. I hope that you'll get the chance to tune in to the town hall on Sunday and hear some of your questions presented!










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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2003
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 5:36pm

I currently work in higher ed so my students aren't within their age limits for the program.



However, I'd love to see what they have to suggest for developing intrinsic motivation, a love of learning, and students that become life-long learners. Our current focus is all on extrinsic motivation...grades, test scores, labels, behavioral rewards,

Sherry

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 5:46pm
Great question. I'm eager to hear the feedback as well. I think this particular portion of the Teacher Town Hall will be teachers brainstorming with each other, so (hopefully) we're likely to get some good "What I do in this situation..." answers. We'll see!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-22-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 1:15am

Research says that males tend to be less interested in school than females. This seems to be the case in my second grade classroom as well where the girls are outperforming the boys in reading and writing. How can I increase student engagement among males in my class so that they can be more successful?