An educator explains how she used low-cost ideas in her classroom to have a positive impact on her students. For instance, the teacher said "it was my first year of teaching in my own classroom, and I was learning that teaching first grade requires a lot of creativity. It was also pretty clear from the beginning that customizing any classroom for teaching efficiency and student engagement could easily cost a lot of money."
In this article, the writer answers the question of "how can classroom educators use limited resources to effectively support learning and familiarize students with technology" through general tips. These general tips include incorporating the buddy method, group work, rotating scribe method, and the whole class approach.
Are you aware of some of the challenges a teacher may face when teaching in rural areas with limited resources? In fact, some STEM programs don't receive enough funding to teach the students effectively. For instance, "many of the issues are based in financial constraints but take on different forms than they do in similarly strapped urban districts."
A teacher writes about an approach she implemented at her middle school. The Station Approach "is a method of instruction in which small groups of students move through a series of learning centers, or stations, allowing teachers with limited resources to differentiate instruction by incorporating students’ needs, interests, and learning styles."