Fast forward to my first teaching job. The reality is that you really just can’t spend hours planning the perfect, engaging lesson for each subject each day. My exciting lessons that took over an hour in my college days now had to be crammed into 15-30 minute lessons.
So the dilemma is how do you still keep the students engaged when every lesson is not as fun and exciting as they (and you) would like?
I wanted to share two of the active engagement strategies that I use on a daily/hour basis in my classroom. These can be implemented immediately and require no materials. They truly are simple ways to engage your students. Also, they will engage your students in the material without having them bouncing off the walls because they get to make kilogram sand bags (oy!)