182: Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

It is easy this day in age to get distracted. Teachers can easily fall down a rabbit hole full of shiny, sparkly classroom implementations that don’t always lead to student learning or teacher effectiveness. Tune in to hear what the “main thing” is when it comes to teaching and tips to hone your craft in the areas of lesson design and execution. Quotables Cutesy classroom d├ęcor.. is the icing on the cake, but it’s not the ingredients to make a cake, let alone a good one. You cannot be great in teaching if you don’t know how or don’t spend time getting better at the main thing. We have to get good at the main thing before we can add the icing. There is no reason to keep writing plans you won’t read or use or that do not help students achieve. Thorough doesn’t mean wordy. When you write your lesson plans just think about putting purpose into that piece of paper We can’t wait until ¾ of the lesson goes by to get students interacting with their new learning Shop AAL Swag http://bit.ly/2uQbdcl Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group http://bit.ly/2GAsoY4 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://apple.co/2a7MyX4 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’

from Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast https://alwaysalesson.com/182-keep-the-main-thing-the-main-thing/

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