Teaching for me is all about the fun! Think about the classes you remember - you remember them because you had fun. In my opinion, the best lessons are when students don’t even realize that they are learning because they are having such an enjoyable experience. Almost any topic can be taught in a fun way. For example, say you wanted to name all the planets; you can make them a survey in a game of Family Feud. If you want to teach probability, you can set up a class tricky tray where students are asked what the chances are of winning an item is based on how many colored tickets they put in the bag. Doing activities with friends or as part of a team makes learning more enjoyable and the different strengths of each student can be showcased. When students are having fun, their self esteem is affected. They feel better about themselves and are more likely to tackle a task and be successful. - Lisa Silva, Teacher, Celebrate the Children
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