Today’s blog is about how PowerPoint saves me time planning and teaching my first graders. It doesn’t matter what grade level you teach, PowerPoint can save the day!
First of all, let me preface this article to say it will take extra time to get set up. But once you do, you’re set for years to come.
How PowerPoint Will Save You Time Teaching
Before I tell you how to start making PowerPoints, let me tell you how it will save you time in the long run. Most teaching programs ask teachers to stop what they’re doing and write a sentence or problem on the board. Students get off track staring at your back, and you have to write the same things over and over, year after year. If you spend a few minutes a night creating your PowerPoint presentations, you will have them for the life of the program you’re teaching. Think of all the time you’ll save in front of your students!
Not to mention, you’ll no longer have to carry your big ‘ol TE around the room with you as you’re teaching all these mini-lessons. The slides act as your TE. This is especially impressive when your principal is observing you.
Another way it will save you time is in the planning. You will no longer need to spend hours trying to figure out exactly what you’re going to teach and how you’re going to teach it. You can simply open the PowerPoint and it’s all there for you. Just click your way through your lesson plans.
Have a sub?
Just print out the slides and leave them with your TE on the day you’re out. They can use the slides along with the TE to help stay on track.
This presentation remote will save even more time. You’ll be able to walk around the room while clicking through the slides.
Next week’s post will be all about how to set up your PowerPoint presentations. Let me know if you have any questions.