Going above and beyond for your students is the perfect example of what it means to be Exemplary in Teaching Science. Let us take a closer look at what that means!
Have you ever had a teacher who just went by the textbook and gave you textbook notes? Have you ever felt as if the material had no meaning or value? I am sure everyone has had those experiences, and that is why it is crucial for us to all learn about exemplary teaching. This style of teaching is life-changing. It helps get the students engaged and opens up the student’s minds. It guides the students to want to learn. Here are some examples of being exemplary in the classroom…
- Getting to know your students
- Showing interests in your students lives outside of the classroom
- Connecting lessons to your students interests
- Collaboration with parents
- Hands-on activities
- Student-led activities
- Bringing science to life
- Making lessons memorable
- Emotional connections with lessons
- Make the classroom environment comfortable for both parents and students
- We can tell we are being exemplary science teachers when our students are engaging in the activities in a meaningful way. Our students will be excited to learn!
Steps I will take to be an exemplary science teacher
- Include hands-on activities in my classroom
- Incorporate STEM into my lessons
- Connect my lessons to my students
- Projects that are student led
- Getting my students outside to explore the sciences first hand
- Lessons tailored to students interests
- Bring science to life
My Classroom as an Exemplary Science Teacher
Being an Exemplary science teacher in my classroom is a big goal of mine. In order to accomplish this goal I hope to implement the “bringing science to life” concept. This is the first step I will take. In my classroom, I hope to tailor each lesson to the students personally. In order to do this I will have to get to know my students individually. Above are some examples of how I will apply the exemplary concept. So what makes a science teacher exemplary? well, like stated many time, you have to go above and beyond for your students. Below you will find a video that better describes this concept.