Classroom Success

I was recently reading the January/February 2022 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the section, “Focus on Physics,” written by Paul G. Hewitt.  He wrote an article entitled, “A Personal Journey to Classroom Success.” 

There are some central rules to heed, in order to be, an appreciated and effective science teacher:

1.  Attitude

2.  Do Less professing and more questioning and listening

3.  Not knowing everything is okay

4.  Pace your class well

5.  Exam coverage

6.  Don’t frown on the notion of “teaching to the test”

7.  Exam fairness

8.  Grade exams in a timely manner and post scores quickly

9.  Respect is a two-way street