We have all had those lessons that we thought were great and then we put them into practice and they weren’t. So what do you do next?
- Reflect. Did all of the lesson go poorly or was it just one part? Was the lesson the problem or was the timing of the lesson the problem? Is there something you could add or change that would make a big difference?
- Talk to a colleague. You are not alone. There are plenty of other teachers who have had this happen. Go find a colleague that you trust. Show them what you did and ask them how they would improve it or change it.
- Ask your students. Depending on the age of your students and the environment of your classroom, they can provide great insight into what worked and what didn’t and why.
Don’t give up! Keep working! You can do this.