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How to improve your teaching methods? - Social St.

Jul 24, 2013 10:14am

Hello world changers!
I recently had a meeting with my Principal and he expressed how nice my work got done in and outside the classroom. However, he expressed a tiny but very important concern. He said I needed to learn how to elaborate Lesson Plans, and how to describe the methods I'm using in the classroom. I would like for teachers to take a look to my lesson plans and help me understand, identify or add into my lesson plans the different methods that could be use in a Social Studies class for middle schoolers. I'm a History major and not a History teaching major. However, teaching is a real passion of mine and I believe our communities and countries can be changed and transformed using education.
If you'd like to take a look to my lesson plans and help out please write at rsequeira@internationalschool.hn

-Ramiro Sequeira
Social Studies Middle School Teacher
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

  • Social Studies
  • 6-8
  • Collaboration / New Teachers / Planning

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    • Jul 29, 2013 3:08pm

      Sorry Mr. Sequeira, I have no answer that may satisfy your search, but it sounds to me like your principal is really asking how are you making history come alive in your classroom. It's more like a problem with how you want/need to engage students in history. One history teacher I've encountered actually had his students re-enact some battle during a field trip. The simulation did not really reflect the accuracy of the details of what transpired but that was not the point of the field trip or the whole lesson. I don't know how the students were assessed during this re-enactment. That may be a method for engaging students. Another teacher had his students document a victim's experience of the holocaust in the Museum of Tolerance and I believe each student was asked to report on their chosen. There were some problems in the latter example.