11 Things Coaches Should Look For in Classroom Observations- For all my dearies in Step 1

11 Things Coaches Should Look For in Classroom Observations. See on Scoop.it - Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) 11 Things Coaches Should Look For in Classroom Observations

I was playing around with the infographic and thinking about life. One thing that keeps coming up in conversations I have is about new teachers. A friend has a new teacher in her classroom doing hi...

Mentoring New Teachers

The handy infographic below shows tips for new teachers, mentors, and administrators to help all parties involved get the most out of seasoned teachers mentoring new ones.

Third Grade Galore: Favorite Pins Friday

A new idea to promote kindness in the classroom - Student Shout Outs! Idea from Kindness Seeds

Building relationships and establishing an open line of communication with parents is essential to a great school year. Here's how to make this happen.

Open a Positive Line of Communication With Parents From Day 1

TheHappyTeacher: Back to School Communication & Elapsed Time FREE. Open a positive line of communication with parents from Day Have parents fill out this simple note at Meet the Teacher night so you can learn about their child before the year even begins.

Notes on desks using dry erase markers!  Will have to try this :)

Another pinner wrote: Sooo sweet! Leave personal notes on students' desks with dry erase markers when you know you are going to have a sub the next day or if you just want to show them some extra love Such a great idea, what a sweet teacher

This is a great way to share with your students what is expected from them on the first day of school. This will be nice to have in your door where students can see it and remember what is expected from them.6321

30 Inspiring Posters To Jazz Up Any Classroom

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher - terrific post by Jennifer of Cult of Pedagogy about the importance of getting to know your students and some tips doing that.

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher - terrific post by Jennifer of Cult of Pedagogy about the importance of getting to know your students and some tips doing that. Love the 'deep data' sheet included.

I want to have an open relationships with my students and I want them to feel safe discussing any topics, including the more difficult ones like race, culture, religion, etc.  I think this saying hanging in the class will foster that idea and is a good way to show your students you are a person always willing to learn and be there for them.  This is part of creating a prosocial environment, as our text described in Chapter 4.

Classroom Community Building

Have student wrinkle up the paper heart (not tearing it) and then try to flatten it out. Discuss how words or actions can harm a heart and take time to heal. Good first week of school activity or for an anti-bullying activity.

I was having a hard teaching year, this video changed my whole perspective!

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.

A Must See Visual Featuring The 5 Levels of Student Engagement ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teaching Resource: A Must See Visual Featuring The 5 Levels of Student Engagement ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What a great idea for conferences~! This teacher makes a board of some handouts perfect for practicing at home, because so many times the parents want to help but aren't sure how (or don't have the materials). Brilliant!

Parent/Teacher Collaboration - A great idea for conferences or meet-the-teacher nights. The teacher makes a board of some handouts perfect for practicing at home or other resources that the parents can take home and peruse on their own time.

Help manage student behaviors, especially for those who are constantly seeking your attention in a negative way! These 5 teacher tips will improve classroom management and student relationships, with even your most challenging students.

Help manage student behaviors, especially for those who are constantly seeking your attention in a negative way! These 5 teacher tips will improve classroom management and student relationships, with even your most challenging students.

5.  Keep a notebook. Ask your preservice teacher to buy a notebook and to put it on your desk every time they teach a lesson. That way you can jot down notes while they’re teaching. This not only saves time but it helps you to provide fresh feedback. They can also write down questions they have for you to answer either in the notebook or in person. Be sure to ask Mr. Springer to do this!!

10 Tips for Mentoring a Student Teacher

Back To School Parent Letter - A very informative back to school tool. #tpt  #education  #survey

Back To School - Parent Letter and Survey

Task 7 - Initiate and maintain family contacts- Back To School Parent Letter - A very informative back to school tool.

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