How would you answer....

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  1. ktmiller222

    ktmiller222 Cohort

    Apr 15, 2011
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    Jul 20, 2016

    How would you answer these...
    1. What do you do if a student just isn't "getting it" in your classroom as far as what you are teaching?
    2. What do you do if a student stated they did not like your lesson?
    3. How do you prepare students for state testing?
    4. How do you teach literacy?
  3. a2z

    a2z Virtuoso

    Sep 16, 2010
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    Jul 20, 2016

    You first.
  4. luv2teach444

    luv2teach444 Companion

    Apr 8, 2010
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    Jul 22, 2016

    I'd stumble all over myself & probably not come up with a good answer.

    #2 I'd me tempted to say "too bad, suck it up buttercup". I really don't have a clue - something about we don't always get what we want, but this is a lesson that we need to become smarter...blah blah blah

    #3 preparing like everyone else - give them wksh after wksh to review. Actually since they'd hate that answer I guess it would be to play review games

    #4 literacy - I teach literacy through immersing students in reading. Every subject has reading intertwined in it.

    As you can tell I wouldn't have good answers
  5. vickilyn

    vickilyn Multitudinous

    Jul 19, 2014
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    Jul 22, 2016

    How can you teach literacy through reading if the student can't read, or lacks the decoding skills?
    Worksheets, especially lots and lots of them, are a wonderful way to bore students to the point where they shut down. I think that is the opposite of what you hope to accomplish.
    Reacting with a sarcastic remark is never the answer. Most adults hate it, and students don't have the skills to understand the intent, so they take that as a personal attack on their ideas and opinions. You also just showed them where your "soft spot" is - they now know how to get a rise out of you.

    Just my opinion, of course.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  6. Leaborb192

    Leaborb192 Enthusiast

    Jun 18, 2016
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    Jul 22, 2016

    A+ in my book! In fact you set the standard for the answers! This is now the bar people!
  7. shoreline02

    shoreline02 Cohort

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    Jul 22, 2016

    1. If a student is struggling, I pull that student and possibly other students who are also struggling into a small group and work on the concept again using a different method during centers. This could include diagrams, hands-on activities, reading/article, ect. (I teach science)
    2. I would explain that in order to do the fun things like projects and experiments we need to be prepared and know the material/concepts first. My students are 4th grade and usually get it when I explain this. Sometimes they are even eager to get through the "boring" lessons to get to the fun stuff.
    3. I don't specifically prepare students for state testing but rather teach the required standards and hold high expectations for my students. If I know a state test uses a particular rubric, I will also incorporate this so students get used to the grading process.
    4. I incorporate literacy in a variety of ways. I use children's literature to supplement lessons, I incorporate reading strategies in my science centers including close reading, buddy reading, independent reading, nonfiction decodable readers, graphic organizers, vocabulary practice, and a variety of writing activities.

    Hope this helps!
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