One of my most favorite chocolate treats requires only 3 ingredients. The chocolate muffin is moist, tasty, even a little healthy. What a simple recipe for something that is delicious and special. What does this have to do with an effective classroom? I asked myself if my favorite treat can require only 3 ingredients, could I come up with a list of only 3 "ingredients" that would cause a class to be a favorite treat? I think I've got a great list, but I would love to hear your suggestions in the comments!
3 Ingredients for an Effective Classroom
A culture of respect does not just happen. What role does the teacher play in developing a classroom where respect is valued?
What do leaders need to do more of to support rigorous classrooms? What do leaders need to do less of?
Passion. People love to learn from people who are passionate about what they do. When teachers are passionate about teaching and learning, building relationships, and their content, it inspires students to go the extra mile. Passion is contagious, and others will want to get on board with a passionate teacher.
Is passion something that can be lit (or re-lit) in a person? How can we ensure that students have passionate teachers?
If you would like the recipe for the chocolate muffins with the surprise ingredient you won't believe, click HERE> Chocolate Muffin Recipe