What teaching strategies will keep kids alert?
Every teacher knows what they want. They want a class full of students who are always alert.
Teachers want children who have lively, enquiring minds. But what teaching strategies can you employ to build a stimulating classroom environment.
Teachers want students who are active and fully engaged with learning. But what teaching strategies should they use?
Wouldn't that be heaven if you could employ teaching strategies that keep kids alert, engaged and actively learning?
Let's face it.
I know you want me to tell you that these are easy to plan, easy to implement and easy to include in the day-to-day classroom.
Well they are!
If you want to develop creative thinking skills, you need to develop language games that expand children’s experiences so they meet and create new ideas.
These language games must provide new experiences and get students into the habit of exploring and expanding their creative thinking capabilities.
These teaching strategies need to encourage playful behaviour and enable students to actively participating in fresh activities.
After all variety is the spice of life.
And language games can spice up the effective classroom.
Teaching Strategies that pump out creative thinking skills needs to develop cognitive fitness that uses both parts of the brain.
The right side of the brain flourishes with
Teaching strategies that build the right side of the brain include
The left side of the brain likes to
Teaching strategies that build up the left side of the brain include
For creative thinking to be a regular part of your classroom you need teaching strategies that feed both sides of the brain.
These language games are great for building the right side of the brain.
Language Games are best when they are fast paced.
This activity involves word generation based on word association.
This strategy develops the creative right side of the brain.
Some children might find this a difficult activity initially.
If so try using a focus picture. As a class, brainstorm words based on the pictures.
This is a variation of word association language games.
The activity also focuses on the right side of the brain.
This limbers up and frees up the mind.
Building on the language activities above, this one extended the word association to video.
These three teaching strategies really build creative thinking kids.