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Teaching strategies for motivating students

Teaching strategies for motivating students

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When thinking about how to motivate students teachers can benefit from recalling the things that they find motivating. One must go beyond superficial feel good techniques which, while they can be useful, can become stale and may even take too much time from learning activities. Teachers Should Consider Basic Student Needs Motivation begins with an understanding of human physiology and emotions including the need for safety, respect, thirst, movement, stimulation, etc. To be sure, teachers cannot satisfy all student needs; they can’t provide a snack for every class, for example. Meeting needs can go a long to keep students motivated. Student needs are important, but are often ignored. Teachers might consider the following methods to help students satisfy needs: Students gene...
Tips for intensive yoga teacher training

Tips for intensive yoga teacher training

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Intensive Yoga Teacher Training - RYT Lynn Somerstein, an Integral Yoga teacher in New York, went to teacher training to deepen her own practice and increase her yoga knowledge before speaking at an international conference. She continues to learn even though she’s been practicing since 1968. “The more I teach the more I learn, and the deeper I feel drawn into yoga,” Somerstein said. “I teach psychoanalytic theory too, so I know how much teaching enhances my own understanding.” Don’t Step Over the Line Into the “Yoga Police” ERYT Suzie Celentano is a master trainer for YogaFit, which focuses heavily on safety and alignment in its yoga teacher training, sometimes modifying poses slightly from the traditional forms. Still, she doesn’t want that focus to take over class. “We are n...
Five Behavior Management Tips for Teachers

Five Behavior Management Tips for Teachers

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Classroom management and behavior management go hand in hand, but they are distinctly different strategies. Classroom management is the day-to-day running of the classroom through routines and procedures, such as having students line up in size order or raise their hands to participate in class. Behavior management is just that – managing student behavior. You'll need both to run a productive and safe classroom, but let's start with behavior management. Without it, you're not going have a class to manage. Consider these five pointers when establishing your behavior management plan: Establish Class Rules and Consequences ASAP Establishing rules can be done in collaboration with students – believe it or not, they have a good idea of the difference between right and wrong. Decide...