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Teaching is not rocket science. It is in fact far more complex and demanding work than rocket science. Richard Elmore
To any one in the teaching field the above quote is unquestionably true. Why? Because when you teach, you are dealing with PEOPLE not machines and on any given day, the variations between students and classrooms can be huge. I thought I would make a list of a few of the factors that teachers need to take into consideration every day as they plan and teach lessons:
- Student's ability level: What are they capable of learning?
- Student's personality: How are they best motivated?
- Student's home life and history: Does it support and encourage learning?
- Student's learning style: How do they learn best... auditory, visual, kinesthetic?
- Student learning disabilities: Do they have areas where they need different strategies and interventions in order to learn?
- Student's health and physical well-being: Are there physcial impairments that make it difficult for them to learn?