Do you want to know how to make an immediate connection with any class? You may wonder why some teachers gain immediate respect from their class no matter how intolerant, or hard to control the class is for other teachers. Some teachers seem to have a magic ability to settle and engage the hardest classes, [...]
Classroom Management Strategies
Establishing and maintaining effective parent-teacher communications is an important part of being a successful teacher. An excellent way to strengthen your connection with a student is through their parents. Parents know the child best, so they can be a beneficial resource for you as a teacher, making it necessary to maintain a strong teacher-parent relationship. [...]
Children misbehave. It’s an indisputable fact. But, the behaviour levels in our schools and in society as a whole have deteriorated to extremely low levels. So what can we, as teachers, do about it? The challenge is to figure out how to keep children motivated and focused in the classroom.
Most seasoned teachers will tell you that you won’t be successful without an effective behavior management plan. Most first-time teachers enter the workforce bright-eyed and confident about their ability to affect young students’ lives. However, it is common for these teachers to quickly discover that the reality of teaching is different from what they imagined. [...]
Knowing how to prepare for the first day of school is essential to know whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran. The foundation of fabulous teaching is built on solid preparation and planning, and this is never truer when it comes to the first day of school! The more things you do before [...]
A teaching goal statement is like a teacher mission statement. Either of these, if written correctly, will help classroom teachers and their students achieve success. Ideally, a teacher develops their goal statement before the start of the school year. A teaching goal statement includes all of the goals you wish to accomplish during the school [...]
Most of the fifty states have now adopted the Common Core Standards, with full implementation for the 2014-2015 school year. This means that most schools and teachers are busy preparing to make the transition. Teachers have to revamp what they teach and how they teach the material to meet the demands of the new Common [...]