Monday, December 2, 2013

Teach Like a Champion
Technique #46
The J-Factor


“The finest teachers offer us the work with generous servings of energy, passion, enthusiasm, fun and humor – not necessarily as the antidote to hard work but because those are some of the primary ways that hard work gets done.”


KEY IDEA: Finding the joy in the work of learning is a key driver not just of a happy classroom but of a high-achieving classroom.

Five Categories of J-Factor activities:
·      Fun and Games.
·      Us (and them).  Make them feel like they belong.  Special nicknames, hum a song,…
·      Drama, song, and dance
·      Humor.
·      Suspense and surprise.



From Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemove (Jossey Bass, 2010)

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