Haunted by Homework? While October has been a month of spooky, scary Halloween fun, students won’t appreciate homework they’re afraid to attempt. To make sure homework doesn’t scare your students, consider these three factors: Practice that doesn’t spook students Why punish students for making mistakes on homework? If students fear failure, they may not even … Continue reading Halloween edition: Homework that students don’t fear!
How do you ensure your students don't get spooked by grammar? For many students, the rigidity of grammar instruction feels like a nightmare. Here are a few ways to make it less scary: Keep It Relevant. Many viral memes focus on hilarious grammatical errors. Compile a simple slideshow of them and discuss why grammar is … Continue reading 🎃4 ways to make grammar less scary🎃
The newness of a first-year classroom is often intimidating for students. As a first-year instructor, you’re tasked with setting the tone for their college experience. Let’s deconstruct four ways to eliminate the pressures of a first-year environment: 1. Provide Frequent Feedback All students can benefit from hearing it often and immediately, especially upon entering new territory. … Continue reading How to help students with first-year jitters
While many learners identify as predominately visual, auditory, or tactile, nearly all can benefit from tactile learning. This kind of learning includes hands-on activities and movement for students to gain a deep understanding of lesson content. Since tactile learning techniques aren’t always included in a traditional curriculum, here are three tips to incorporate some in class: … Continue reading How do you teach tactile learning?
Having trouble motivating your students to stay active and engaged in class? We understand that some days, it can be a struggle. Current and former instructors here at Hawkes Learning have provided advice on how to keep students motivated. Check it out below, then let us know what advice YOU have! In-class Consider announcing a … Continue reading Instructor advice on motivating students
Have you had students who just didn’t seem to care about class? They may have shown up physically, but they were somewhere else mentally. They barely participated in class discussions, and their writing lacked the effort you tried so hard to encourage them to put forth. How do you combat this apathy? According to Stanford … Continue reading Fighting Students’ Apathy with a Growth Mindset Approach