Summer break offers educators time to reflect on new ways of teaching.  The most memorable and effective classes will utilize new and different ways of educating their students.  The CTE Classroom now more than ever needs to keep students engaged while preparing them for their careers.  Here are a few ideas to consider for the upcoming school year.

 

  1. The student’s passion – Teachers who incorporate their student’s interests and passions into their studies will spark student’s interest levels and see them excel as learners. Educators can consider such techniques as using social media to connect with other educators across the county and brainstorm new ideas.  Additionally relating a student’s studies to life outside school will provide them with deeper learning for each subject matter
  2. Don’t be afraid of trying something new – It’s tempting to stick with what has worked in the past but 21st century jobs are ever changing are education needs to follow suit to keep up with these changes.
  3. The Flipped Classroom – The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.

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