Back to School
We've gathered some useful resources for the all-encompassing back-to-school season. Enjoy!
Make parent/teacher conferences easier for everyone by preparing to show student grades and work, setting parents at ease, listening to them, and remaining positive.
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On-the-spot scaffolding is an essential skill for teachers. Check out these three strategies for assisting students when they struggle.
Effective classroom management starts at the beginning of the year when a teacher clearly and respectfully lays out behavior standards and methods for handling misbehavior.
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Whatever expectations students bring to the new school year, raise their hopes through relevance, passion, reasonable possibilities, and personal engagement.
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Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of Parent Open House.
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When introducing new technology in a 1:1 classroom, consider breaking the lessons and tasks into small increments with easily measurable products and goals.
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Make it a habit to share good news with parents. Even the little things can make a big difference.
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When establishing that first contact with parents on Back to School Night, start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent.
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Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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A great reminder for the new school year! #BestYearEver
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Back to School Night is often the first interaction a teacher has with parents and guardians. Here's a helpful checklist for educators of five must-haves for this special night.
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How do you give feedback? Read to find more tips for brain-based assessment.
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Students are more likely to do homework if the assignments are engaging, relevant, and reasonable -- and if the teacher makes them accountable for it.
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Useful infographic: Back to School by the Numbers.
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Find resources to help children begin school with a positive mindset, support their transition into a new school year, and prepare them for fall learning.
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Make reading a lifestyle activity rather than an in-school activity by fostering literacy and community with the A to Z Reading Challenge.
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Three activities teachers can use to help students -- especially those who had a rough summer or struggle academically -- get the school year off to a fresh start.
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Part 2: More Back-to-School ideas to start up the new school year.
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Carlisle Middle School (Iowa) shows off its #Oneword wall! Great back-to-school activity.
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As you start the new year, here are 9 ways to plan lessons that will change teaching and learning in your classroom.
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Looking for some icebreakers to use with your students? Here are 7 practical icebreaker activities you can employ in your class using Post-it notes.
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From Facebook to Instagram, 7 Social Media-Inspired Icebreakers - "I teach fifth grade. I want to do some different icebreaker activities this year & was thinking about doing something related to social media. My own daughter is a rising fifth grader & is all about Instagram and Facebook (even though I'm the mean mommy who doesn't let her have her own accounts yet!)
From Facebook to Instagram, 7 Social Media-Inspired Icebreakers.