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.
Whether you are a new teacher or a veteran teacher you should hopefully be looking at the first day of school and thinking about what you will do that day. It is totally normal to be a little nervous, in fact I would say that if you're not nervous or a little worried about how … Continue reading The First Day of School: Do’s and Don’ts
Be Yourself: It's just that simple. The students and other teachers will see right through you if you're fake. Be Yourself, let your personality shine in your lessons and your daily interactions with students.
Games are a wonderful tool that teachers can use in the classroom to teach new content, review previously taught information or to assess a student's understanding. The use of games has been so successful that it has caused some classrooms to completely base all lessons and activities on the concept that everything is a game. … Continue reading Games
Be Organized: I am far from perfect in the area of organization, so for this tip lets just say it's a do as I say and not as I do. 😉 Have a place for everything in your room. If it has a home it is easier to keep things cleaned up. By keeping organized … Continue reading Quick Tip
When I was in Jr. High or high school and I wanted to tell my friend something while I was in class I had two options. If they were in another class I would have to wait until I saw them in the hall or if they were in my class I would have to … Continue reading Students and Cellphones
Cell Phones: Your job is not to be the phone nazi. Your job is to teach students how to responsibly manage their phone usage. Teach them when and how to use their phones. How you do that is up to you but if you do, you will be happy you did. It takes a lot … Continue reading Quick Tip