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What are some innovative ways to keep a class engaged?

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I volunteer at church school as a teacher aid and we've integrated material into games, activities, discussions, and crafts. Would really appreciate some other creative ideas to keep learning fun and interesting. #education #educator #teacher #teaching #being-an-elementary-teacher #learning

Many children, especially at that age, learn well through games. If you're stressing retention, people learn much differently. For example, when I'm studying, I can only learn something by writing or saying it over and over. Some people need someone to teach it to them and explain the topic visually (through illustration). Also, i would try different methods and different ways of explaining things. In college I always hear people struggle with the way one teacher explains the material, but when they switch professors, it's a piece of cake. Good luck!! Jackson M.
Thank you so much! Mireia R.
I think you should include breathing exercise, brain games for students as they boost their brains and energy. There are simple brain games and all are available on youtube. It will help them and will improve their brains. Syeda R.
Thank you Syeda ! Mireia R.
Though, as of this post it isn't quite the right time of year, perhaps outdoor activities and trips could help keep students interested. There is a place here in Ohio called the Shepherd's Corner Ecological Center (https://shepherdscorner.org/) that mixes religion and the sciences through interactive outdoor activities, my favorite of which is using this huge spiderweb to show how everything is connected. How through the removal of one element sends ripples out and affects everyone. They have a really neat educational program, but perhaps implementing similar programs could help your program? Hope this helps! Ashley H.
Thank you Ashley that did help a lot ! (: Mireia R.
Thank you Jessalyn! That was super valuable advice ! Mireia R.
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Being culturally responsive to your students, whether in church or in a classroom, is vital! My students loved sports and hip-hop music. My math lessons used examples from basketball and football and concerts. When my students had good days, then they picked the music to listen to! Most importantly, showing them that I cared about their culture meant a lot to them. More students will succeed if their teacher will integrate their culture into the classroom.
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Vicki’s Answer

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Don't forget music and art. These may be integrated into many core subjects and help enrich the learning experience.
Thank you so much for your insight! Mireia R.
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