Chances are really good, you have. Either because your computer was operating at a sluggish speed and rebooting helped get the computer back up and running at the desired speed or you simply needed to install new software on the computer.
In education, we (and our students) can often run ourselves ragged right before a holiday break. Other times, we want to try a new teaching strategy or classroom routine, but hesitate make that implementation as we grind through the school year.
Next holiday break, reboot your classroom. When returning from your next holiday break, I encourage you to use it as an opportunity to start fresh and/or try something new in your classroom. Here are a few examples of things to implement:
- new seating arrangements
- new warmup routine
- new grading policy
- new questioning strategies
- new group work accountability structures
What have you done to reboot your classroom when returning from holiday break?