Do you ever feel like your timing is always off? You feel as if you only you had showed up a second earlier you could have avoided disaster. When we encounter enough of those little, frustrating moments we move closer and closer to burnout. Luckily there are ways that we improve our timing - to improve our chances of good times in our classroom. Back to the Future is one of my favorite movies and it is all about improving one's timing. With the help of Doc Brown and Marty McFly I will go through a number of strategies to improve your timing in the classroom.
If we improve our timing we can free ourselves to more happy moments in the classroom.
When we start out our day behind we are scrambling for the rest of the day.
Every teacher can catch lightning in a bottle. By putting ourselves in better positions we can catch lightning more often.
Here are some ways you can improve your timing...
Teach to your mood
Teach what you know
Use Loose Outlines