New Year, New You?

Yep, it’s that time of year. The time where we start to reflect on all the good from last year and all the things we want to accomplish in the new year. Typically in our work environment, this happens in August. But my challenge to you is to think of ONE new thing that you would like your students to try in the new year. Or better yet, have your students give suggestions of what those things could be!
Is there a program that you think is nifty, but you have not had the time to check it out?
How about letting a student tinker with it for extra credit?
Is there a topic you do not quite have a good grasp on how to teach?
Let a student find activities or lesson plans which display a used of the topic as an enrichment exercise.
The possibilities are endless! By implementing just one new idea each semester, your teacher toolbox will be full of great ideas before you know it and you will be well on your way to the new you for the new year!
Mindy Hart
CSTA Board of Directors

One thought on “New Year, New You?

  1. Giving extra credit to students who would come up with a program or idea is a good incentive to prod them to think and participate. A good way to do this is with a blog for each teacher – this way, students can post their suggestions in a moderated comment box.

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