Friday, July 23, 2010

Creativity

You'd be amazed at how much creativity goes into teaching, even teaching with a prescribed curriculum.  Some of the modifications and strategies I've had to use with my tutoring clients lately:
  • Making crossword puzzles because the kid refuses to study Spanish vocabulary any other way
  • Letting a student learn with one hand on my dog because she loves him so much and it distracts her from hating math
  • Using gummi bears to show how division really works
  • Searching for Spanish comic books featuring the Green Lantern
  • Performing the whole tutoring session as if the student was a bear and I was a butterfly (his choices)
I'm a little tired, but it's been fun.

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