Ep 202: What to do When Your Lesson Fails - EB Academics

Ep 202: What to do When Your Lesson Fails

There are times when something just does not go the way we expected it. That instantly creates a tiny bubble of frustration that grows inside as other things start going sideways too. Like a normal human being, some days are just bad days. It’s important that we acknowledge that but more importantly, building an attitude of gratitude despite the negative things you can count that happened.

As teachers themselves, Caitlin and Jessica have had this happen countless times too. In this episode, they break down some ideas on how you can turn your “lesson fails” into a positive experience for you and the class.

Tune in now to hear:

  • [0:55] Caitlin and Jessica share some completely bombed lessons that they had
  • [5:06] Caitlin continues on to share some simple ways you can adopt an attitude of gratitude
  • [6:19] One way is to celebrate minor “wins”; another is to share the appreciation, assume the good that happen, and capture your gratitude
  • [12:43] Jessica moves on to share some ideas on how to turn a lesson around and make the next one so much better
  • [13:10] One idea is to implement a solid classroom management system (you can get more ideas on episode 139 “The Single Most Effective Classroom Management System”)
  • [13:45] Another idea from Jessica is to tell your students your non-negotiables for your writing period; and lastly, always think ahead
  • [16:55] Caitlin ends on a positive note that no matter how badly you feel your lesson went, it comes down to a matter of choosing to find opportunities amidst the challenges

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