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How to capture and maintain your student in Science and Mathematics.
Tip #1: Engage
Engage the students in material that has personal relevance and is meaningful i.e. real life examples and problems
Tip #2: Variety
Give the students assignments that involve a variety of learning styles
Tip #3: Students Teaching
Provide times when students can teach each other the material within the classroom
i.e. group presentations
Test #4: Review
Every other day or so, allot 10 minutes at the beginning of each class for students to discuss among themselves what they learned in previous lessons.
Tip #5: Reward system
Implement a reward system for students to encourage them to take their learning outside
• Reward students who can apply the material to real life examples
• Reward students who improve from test to test
• Reward students who engage in group discussions outside of the classroom to discuss ideas on how to use their knowledge to solve problems.
Tip #6: Goals
Help students establish short term, self referenced goals at the beginning of the term and have them check up midterm to see if they are still on track to accomplishing their goals
Tip #7: Stimulate group work
At the end of each class, present the students with a “challenge for the night” and allow students to work in groups of 3 or 4 to solve the challenge over the course of the evening and present answers in class the next day
Tip # 8: Evaluation
Evaluation of students should be private and focus on individual improvement, progress and mastery of the material, not simply on performance
Tip #9: Collaboration
Teachers collaborate with students to work on a big project.
Tip #10: Professionals
Bring in professionals in related careers to give talks about what they do in their work