I Learned To Teach At Hogwarts
Didn't get the job teaching Herbology at Hogwarts? Well, you can still learn to teach from their faculty Here are some tips in Pedagogy Potter-style. A BuzzAdemia Exclusive
Challenges have to move with your students!
Offer plenty of lab experience
Make sure your lessons are hands-on!
Watch out for triggers
Keep students focused on the TEXT
Lift their imagination!
Don't always call on the same student
Let students teach each other
Remember: One good prophecy can carry a whole career
Beware of smiling administrators...
Offer students real-world challenges
Don't get caught in duels with parents
Show students how to face them fears
Teach them that the power lies within
Let your students surprise you
Teach your students to stand on their own
Voldemort will not arrive on a Scantron
Teach them about things that will send them soaring
Watch them soar
'Cause sometimes it is the students who no one imagines anything of
Mark C. Marino has been teaching writing for nearly 20 years. Currently, he teaches writing at the University of Southern California when he is not serving as a Visiting Scholar at Hogwarts.