In the classroom

36 Teaching Strategies to Try in 2020

  Maria Kampen Teaching Strategies

One of the best qualities a teacher can have is a willingness to try new teaching strategies.

In Effective Teaching and Learning, educational researcher Naga Subramani argues that an effective teacher:

“Constantly renews himself [or herself] as a professional on his [or her] quest to provide students with the highest quality of education possible. This teacher has no fear of learning new teaching strategies or incorporating new technologies into lessons.

Is that you?


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There’s more than one way to teach a diverse and dynamic classroom. In this post you’ll find:

According to research from 2006, teachers overwhelmingly reported a lack of professional development support when it came to improving their own classroom management strategies. This can lead to confusion for students and frustration for teachers. 

When students clearly understand what’s expected of them, they’re more likely to be focused and engaged with their lessons. Some tips for building a positive environment include:

  • Model ideal behaviour: Clearly explain proper behaviour, and then follow it yourself. 
  • Encourage initiative: Allow students to actively participate in the learning process.
  • Avoid collective punishment:While it can be difficult, make a point of calling out disruptive behaviours on an individual, not collective, basis.