Ep 46: Making the Case for More Fun in the Classroom - EB Academics

Ep 46: Making the Case for More Fun in the Classroom

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Do you ever find yourself wishing that your ELA lessons could be just a bit more fun and engaging to your students? 

Do you then feel hesitant wondering how you’ll ever find the time to prepare any of those activities? Do you worry that collaborative or interactive games will become a management nightmare? Do you struggle to find a rigorous and engaging activity to incorporate into your plans?

If so, I get it! Traditional thinking about an ELA classroom can lead teachers to believe that class should be all about reading a text, analyzing it, and then writing. Over and over. 

It can be difficult to imagine how a writing piece could be collaborative, how grammar practice could become a game, or how literary analysis could be artistic. It can feel overwhelming to plan and prepare a lesson that thinks outside the box. 

But here’s the reality. Fun and engaging lessons sometimes do take more time upfront on your end. And that time is COMPLETELY worth it. Fun and engaging lessons not only make your students more excited to learn and attend your class, they make YOU more excited to get out of bed each morning and teach!

Adding more fun to your ELA lessons will bring light and life into your classroom. You will find yourself surrounded by happier students, and you will feel more fulfilled. 

Tune in to today’s episode to learn an awesome low-prep activity you can try today with your students!

And if you’re looking to consistently add more engaging, rigorous, and standards-aligned content to your curriculum, without spending every night and weekend planning–we’ve got you covered! Check out our free lesson download and learn more about our monthly membership, The EB Teachers’ Club, that will eliminate all your planning worries and take your teaching to a new level.

Today you will hear:

  • [00:57] What’s preventing you from creating fun and engaging lessons 
  • [02:25] The benefits of creating engaging and rigorous lesson plans
  • [03:04] The biggest objections to “fun” lesson ideas
  • [08:00] A fun and easy lesson activity you can incorporate now!
  • [12:10] Free lesson download and information about our membership, The EB Teacher’s Club

Click here to listen now!

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