Do you have tons of digital curriculum resources that you never use in a school year because you forget you bought them? Or maybe your district purchased subscriptions to curriculum websites, but you forget to look for content to use with lessons. Planning with Airtable – a FREE productivity app – can help you get organized once and for all and save you time each time you plan!
Student led conferences are a game-changer. Now more than ever, they are an important part of the educational experience for students with social distancing in place. You CAN still hold student led conferences this year no matter what your situation is – virtual, hybrid, or in-person.
There’s no doubt that this school year is going to start uniquely. With large gatherings being banned, it may be safer to hold a virtual Open House, Meet the Teacher, or Back to School Night this year. Even beyond the state of the world right now, a virtual Open House as a typical option isn’t a bad idea. Parents may not typically be able to attend Open House due to after school activities, work, or other obligations, so having a virtual option is something that you may consider in the future as well.
Back to school was always my favorite time of year. A clean slate and chance to get reorganized. A new group of kids who are excited to learn new content and participate in all of the fun, hands-on projects you’re known for incorporating into the curriculum. New supplies and teacher planner. You can start planning for back to school over the summer without it consuming all of your time off. Your future self will happy you did!
Each year, students sit on the sidelines as their parents talk to their teacher about their academic progress, behavior, and work habits. This happens across all grade levels. The teacher may ask a question or two to the student during the conference, but they mostly sit and listen. There’s a major lack of student accountability.
Fractions can be fun when you have the resources to teach the content effectively. Upper elementary students learning about fractions – from the basics to operations with fractions – can benefit from a variety of ways to learn about fractions. Save the worksheets for homework and find new ways to teach fractions in your classroom!
Does your school or district have access to Google Classroom™ or Google Docs™ for your students? If so, there’s a whole world of possibility of things you can do to get your students online and interacting with curriculum! This easy to follow Google Classroom tutorial will get you started creating an account and setting up an assignment for your students.
The end of the school year is always so fun with celebrations of learning and student growth. Many teachers celebrate students with end of year awards, which are fun and exciting – for the first few years of school…
Learning objectives play an important role in every classroom. They guide what we teach and what the students’ learning outcome is. Most administrators require that we have current learning objectives displayed in our classrooms. For teachers, everything revolves around learning objectives.