Don’t Pack Your Bags, YET! Finish well.
My favorite lines of this piece:
“If you need an upcoming test to validate whether you should teach or not, you’re sending the wrong message and forgetting why we’re in this profession: to teach. Don’t pack your bags too soon.”
“You teach with your life and your actions.”
“Remember your noble calling, teachers. It isn’t easy, but it IS worth it!”
“The Cool Cat Teacher” blog is one of my favorites. If you have the time, please peruse. You WILL find something to take away from it.
Want to know more about AP testing?
There’s a time and place for lecture, but watch your timing…
Why Long Lectures are Ineffective
…last year’s Gala was a blast and a GREAT way to support our schools!
Our core values at GCPS are characteristic of true educational heroes. We WANT to be excellent for our students. Being creative and courageous are signs of excellence and key to reaching all of our students . Do the honorable thing and remain optimistic. We WILL reach our ELL students!
Great tips found here.
Interesting perspective why we MUST vary (aka differentiate) our teaching strategies~
Will Students Choose Teacher A or Teacher B?
One of the cool aspects of my job is that I witness awesome teaching in action at the elementary level. Having 17 years of secondary experience, I never thought I’d enjoy the variety of songs and phrases teachers use to gain their students’ attention so much! I firmly believe that elementary teachers in Goochland County are true experts at classroom management. They’ve built procedures into every facet of the day. When I read through this article, I just knew I had to share. (I particularly like Betsy M.’s mascot idea and #s 17, 38, and 49!)
50 Fun Ways to Gain a Student’s Attention
I’ve been reading about this for years and, once again, feel the need to share the latest thoughts on what we thought we knew…
The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education
Would you like to know how MAP data can work for you? View this five minute video to get the scoop! Let me know if you’d like to meet for clarification.
Benefits of MAP for Educators
Easy read to encourage your quiet students to engage. (My favorite is the Gallery Walk in #4.)
7 Ways to Help Quiet Students Find Their Voices in Class