There are several small changes teachers can make that cost nothing but can drastically improve students' experience, long-time educator Jim Dillon writes in this blog post. Among them, Dillon suggests teachers be polite; think of their class as a community, rather than a group; be interested and interesting; and have high expectations for students. Teachers should show they care, Dillon writes, by creating "NEED to TALK" cards "for students to use and place on their desk in case it is hard to verbally ask for help."
Free changes teachers can make that have a big impact on students
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