Janice Longoria from New Teacher Mountain provides us with her expert advice on observations. Specifically she tells us who it is that you can expect to see in your room throughout the year. Janice is a veteran teacher who has recently retired and turned her attention to helping the new teachers as they adventure through … Continue reading ANOTHER Observation???
You have finally been offered that job you have been working toward for years and you're so excited you can't stand it! You are already thinking of how you are going to run the classroom, what great lessons you will teach and the strategies you will use. You are about to revolutionize education and it … Continue reading Managing Your Work-Life Balance
Look The Part: Embrace whatever dress code your school has for teachers. Some schools are more relaxed than others in regards to how teachers dress, if you are lucky enough to be at one of those schools you should still be professional in your dress. I say that you should be professional and dress in … Continue reading Quick Tip
In today's classroom the student-teacher relationship is something many teachers worry about. You want to be close to your students but not too close. You want to learn about them without learning too much. It is a tough balance to keep as a teacher. A recent twitter conversation started by Tom Loud revealed some of the … Continue reading Take Time to Learn About Each Student
Fist bumps, not handshakes: This can't be more simple! As amazing as kids are, they are all gross. I will say that again! They are ALL gross! There is a lot of advice out there to shake their hands as they walk into your room. That is fine, if you want to get sick 5 … Continue reading Quick Tip
Last year I found myself searching for as many resources on teaching and education that I could find. I found endless websites and blogs on the topic, which I will talk about in a future post. I became a member of instagram, twitter and pinterest in search of information and tips on becoming a better … Continue reading My Top 5 Teaching Podcasts
Everything only lasts for a short time: The year goes by so fast that you will wonder where all the time went. Whether it's a fun experience or a struggle with a student or a class it will eventually pass. Make the best of each day and each experience.