Dennis Roeder starts each new day in preparation, making notes and mapping out the direction of the lesson plan needed to keep both himself, and his students, on the right track.
“I begin by looking at my notes from yesterday, where we left off, crucial elements that were highlighted, etc., and using those to build ideas from which to jump off of that morning,” says Dennis Roeder, a semester into his position as elementary teacher at a local New South Wales school. “From there, I plan each hour or two around the topics we need to cover and brainstorm any anecdotes and relevant topics that can make the material more relatable, more fun…”
Though the maintenance of this basic structure is crucial to the completion of a successful day, Dennis Roederlikes to keep things somewhat malleable as well, leaving himself room to improvise and implement diversion in a way that keeps classroom discussion lively and engrossing.
“I’m always looking for ways, for avenues, to make the setting more engaging, to get the kids more involved in the process,” says Dennis Roeder who teaches a classroom of 30 throughout each week. “I always want to show my students how fun learning can be.”
It is this flexible and somewhat unorthodox teaching style that has not only made Dennis Roeder a hit in the classroom, but that has also caught the attention, and earned the praise, of many of his colleagues.
Dennis Roeder a great motivator,” says one colleague. “I hope he’s a part of our faculty for years to come.