Teaching tips

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That's how you keep boys on their toes

Girls. Ah yes: diligent girls. We know what to do with that in the classroom. But what do we do with those lively, busy and lagging boys? Former teachers Lauk Woltring and Dick van der Wateren published a book about it entitled 'The development of boys in education'.

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Do's and don'ts with physical intervention

As a teacher, you prefer not to intervene physically. But in some situations you have to. The question of what you can and cannot do cannot be captured in a protocol. We will give you some tips and handles here. There was also an article about physical intervention in the Education Magazine of October, you read that here back.

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The eight pitfalls of testing

A colorful group of teachers and method makers graduated last summer as a test expert at Fontys in Tilburg. A lot still goes wrong during testing, says Desirée Joosten – ten Brinke, director of the new master's program. She lists the pitfalls.

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Nine tips for a successful combination group 2/3

Usually it happens out of necessity and not from a pedagogical point of view. Too few students to put together a group 2, not enough children for a group 3. Then together. The combination group 2/3 can cause the teacher a lot of headaches. Because: how do you teach children to read in a class full of playing preschoolers? It can be done and sometimes even has major advantages.

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Your first class, tips to start the year successfully

There you are with your diploma in your pocket and in good spirits; for the first time independently in front of the classroom. But a completed training and a dose of enthusiasm are unfortunately no guarantee for a good start. What can help you in those first few weeks?

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Consistent for the full 100 percent

Keeping order starts with consistently following the rules. And saying that you are 'best' or 'reasonably' consistent clearly indicates that you are not consistent. However, just being consistent is easier said than done.

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Tips for punishing in class

Cursing, whining and grumbling. Sometimes students behave so badly that you have to punish. However? But how do you actually do that? Make sure you create situations where everyone is satisfied afterwards.

Opinions are divided on punishment. One swears by punitive rules, the other has the premise that a conflict can best be resolved without punishment, because this is experienced as a victory for everyone. In any case, make sure that you punish consistently, so know your own method and stick to your own rules.

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Chaos in the classroom, that's how you combat it

How do you keep order in the classroom? Start strict; to be consequent; do not get angry. As a teacher-to-be you are inundated with tips. A few more? Stand firmly with your feet slightly apart, shoulders back, head up. That's how you look like the boss.

 

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Six tips for more money

You are a starter and so you have to start at the bottom of the salary structure. That's not good. The shortage of teachers is so great that you can get more out of the negotiations. Know your worth and throw it into the fight. Six tips for a better negotiation result.

 

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Ten application tips to land your dream job

It may be getting easier to find a job, but applying for a job remains serious if you want that one top job at the school of your dreams. Below are the top 10 application tips, written from the mouths of school leaders. Good luck!

 

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Noise in the classroom: tips for better acoustics

Headache, tiredness and students who are not learning well. High sound levels and reverberation have a lot of impact. Yet the acoustics of classrooms often receive little attention. “While it is tiring for the teacher to speak loudly and for children, listening to the teacher becomes unpleasant, which is negative for the educational performance,” says Lennard Duijvestijn, owner of the Geluidburo, an engineering firm specialized in noise research in schools, among other places.

 

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Eight tips for a relaxed transition moment

Beginning teachers or colleagues with much more experience, almost everyone struggles with the lesson transitions. It is important that as a teacher, as a leader of the group, you feel good about what is happening. Eight tips for better changeover moments from teacher coach Roelie Zijlstra. More information at www.leerkrachtcoach.nl

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Seven alternatives to raising the finger

“It could be looser,” says Ellen Emonds, former teacher of the year and now working as a teacher counselor. He did away with the finger at the time. Because it puts kids on hold. Because it is often the same students who get their turn. And because it provides too little information about the extent to which the instruction has landed with the entire group. Emonds gives seven tips to make the finger less prominent.

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Tips against hacking

Being safe starts with not thinking you are safe. Not even as a primary school. Hackers are getting younger, or sometimes teens want to trick their old school. How do you secure your school as well as possible?

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Eleven tips for a good group plan

Writing group plans is 'stupid work', according to many teachers. But it's totally stupid to write a big plan and then let it dust in the closet. Therefore: eleven tips for a good group plan.

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Six principles for an effective lesson

The Big Six. For example, the American Institute of Education Sciences mentions a list of instructional methods that are clear that they work, in every subject and for students of all ages. Remarkable: not everyone applies these principles. Most textbooks pay no attention to it at all. The Education Magazine lists the Big Six, including concrete examples. Download the handy infopgrahic with all information via this link. 

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Tips for a good duo collaboration

The collaboration with a duo colleague is sometimes just like a marriage. It's nice to share, but irritations are lurking. It is no longer possible to do without duos in primary education: almost three quarters of the staff work part-time, according to the report Trends and Figures. How do you work well together?

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How the village school became popular

How do you ensure that a village school becomes popular far and wide? Primary school De Zaaier in Teuge grew from more than 80 to 135 students and now even has a waiting list. Five of the lessons that former director Jan-Willem Stegeman learned.

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Five tips for more space

Too busy? To enjoy your work, you have to say 'no' more often. Stand up to the system, to your principal. That is quite complicated. Insight into your hours, the new Law profession teacher and the tips below from Björn Deusings of Tijdwinst.com can help. Also read the article: 'No to your boss is okay' from the Education Magazine of September 2017, which explains how you can stand up to your manager.

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How do I find a nice job?

Your first job is important. Still, starting teachers often go into business with the first school that offers them a place. Not wise, according to career advisers, because a job that does not suit you can turn you off terribly. Nine tips to help you find a job that will make you happy.

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Applying is profiling yourself

Hey, graduated! Now you can start as a teacher, but how do you get an interesting job? And do you have to be satisfied with the salary offered or do you have something to crumble yourself? “The trick is to stand out. Otherwise you end up at the bottom of the pile. ” And more tips.

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Tips for using your voice

They are just two small mucosal folds, but they can do anything for you. Sound interested, firm, intimate or businesslike. Voice trainer Elizabeth Ebbink explains how to be heard at a team meeting or to make contact with an angry student.

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Tips for a smooth start

Teacher Leonie Verweij taught in the upper classes for ten years and is now a substitute for the Robijn foundation for primary education in Nieuwegein. Together with Elise Luiten, she runs an educational consultancy firm Docenttalent and wrote the book Talent for the classroom. Nine tips to start the school year off right.

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