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What is the key concept you learned about teaching

Jan 21, 2013 3:20pm

As a former elementary teacher and current college teacher of pre-service teachers, I would like to know what "big ideas" you learned in college that were the most helpful to you as a novice teacher?

  • Math / Science
  • New Teachers


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    • Feb 22, 2013 2:36pm

      1. For math - Having students understand the concept is far more important than having them memorize the equations.

      2. Be prepared and know the material to be ready to answer any question that comes your way

      3. Stay organized!

      4. Find a system for grading HW that is effective but will not consume all of your time and energy.

      • Mar 26, 2013 3:47pm

        Thanks, everyone. I couldn't agree more. This is a wonderful site for my pre-service teachers!