Calling all new teachers! I know from experience that the first couple of years in the classroom can be quite challenging. Here are some tips to help you stay in the game, and become great at one of the most important and rewarding jobs you’ll ever have!
I can’t believe that it’s already time to start the school year again. Summer always seems to fly by. This time of year brings both excited and nervous energy, no matter how long I’ve been teaching. Amidst the lesson planning, professional development days, and classroom “decorating”, I always make sure that I plan intentional ways to connect with my students, especially at the beginning of the year.
The new school year is about to start, and along with a new class of students comes a new set of parents! Here are a few ideas for welcoming and engaging parents to get the school year off to a great start.
The threat of gun violence seems to get more real with each passing year, and we must be prepared to handle such incidents. Here are some things that teachers can do, for themselves and in the classroom, to help students cope with the fear and anxiety that develop from the reality of these tragedies.
Middle school students experience so much social, emotional, and physical change; it can be challenging to get them to focus in class, let alone help them persevere through overwhelming parts of life outside of the classroom. Here are five tips for building trust so that your students will feel comfortable coming to you for guidance.