As a fairly new teacher, Dennis Roeder has had to work hard to ensure that the lessons he creates are engaging so that they hold the collective interest of his students. This is an area where many new teachers tend to struggle, especially as they are adapting to their new surroundings and trying to put their educations into practice. The following tips should prove useful if you find that your students are not paying as much attention as you need them to.
Focused Lesson Plans
Your lessons should start outside of the classroom with the creation of strong plans that maintain a high degree of focus on the subject and what you want your students to take away from the class. Not having a good goal and structure in mind for your lessons could lead to them wandering to the point that you lose control of the classroom.
Humor is an excellent tool for any teacher, as it helps you to relate to your students and allows them to have a little bit of fun when they are in the classroom. Don’t try to force jokes into your lessons, but understand your own sense of humor and when it might be appropriate to add a little bit of levity to the session.
Relate To Real Life
Dennis Roeder has enjoyed his work as a teacher so far. Students often struggle to engage with lessons if they can’t see any ways to use what they are learning in real life. As such, if you are able to create scenarios that demonstrate the usefulness of what you are teaching, it is more likely that students will pay attention.