Friday, January 19, 2007

Meaningful learning keeps students engaged by teachers

[17 January 2007 - Huntsville Times] Speaker: Don't let kids get bored, or they'll be difficult ... Dealing with difficult students means not having them and the best way to do this is to encourage collaborative, meaningful learning, Dr. Charles Beaman told Madison teachers at the school system's in-service activities on Jan. 9. "Students must have therapeutic teachers in their lives," said Beaman, a national private consultant with his company, Therapeutic Discipline and Other Solutions based in Nashville, Tenn. "Classroom management must be therapeutic with teachers being friendly and inviting students to participate and come along." Beaman said a teacher's No. 1 goal should be to be proactive by motivating students to learn so they don't get bored and become difficult. More

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