Relate To Your Students
I will always and forever believe that students don’t need to work their minds to make it to the teacher. Teachers should jump through hoops, under the bushes, and over the rock wall to make it to their students.
Do everything you can to help your students to understand even if that means switching up the lesson plan or the assessment method. If your class loathes book reports, use alternatives.
Yes, curriculum and standards are very important, but knowledge is also. The best way to teach students is to know them and relate to them.