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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Consider letting the parents take the student creations home. It always reflects well on you when you can show them the work their child does in classroom and send them home with a nice souvenir.
On-the-spot scaffolding is an essential skill for teachers. Check out these three strategies for assisting students when they struggle.
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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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Keeping hope alive throughout the school year
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Start the Year by Building Hope. Ideas to either change negative attitudes or maintain positive ones in any classroom. #school #classroom #teacher #success #creativity #connection #learning #inspiration
The Right Way to Ask Question in the Classroom - Posing a question to the class, allowing for think time, and then calling on a student is one simple strategy for engaging students in better academic discourse. (Updated 10/2013)
19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher. I am my children's teacher, but I am curious what these are and my phone won't let me scroll down on the webpage so pinning for perusal on my computer...
Terry Heick's blog on Edutopia--Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions Your child's teacher would (probably) love to answer! Good questions for parents to ask in order to become educated on classroom education!
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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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This Ain't Your Mommas Open House - 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.
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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The First 5s with iPads | Edutopia - With the start of school approaching and the looming expectation of incorporating iPads into the curriculum becoming a reality, the big question many educators are asking is: "Where should I begin?" Last year, I wrote about 5 Steps for the First 5 Days. However, what about the five days after that?
The First 5s with iPads: Fantastic ideas for what to do in the first 5 minutes, the first 5 days, and the first 5 weeks with a new set of classroom iPads. Great read!
Make it a habit to share good news with parents. Even the little things can make a big difference.
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the power of the positive phone call home
This article is so VERY true! Make it a habit to share good news with parents. Even the little things can make a big difference.
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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Back to School Night: The Ultimate Conversation Starter for a Successful School Year | Edutopia
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz. These are great reminders to maintain variety in assessment in the senior english classroom. Assessment doesn't have to be time-consuming, tedious, and difficult!
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A great reminder for the new school year! #BestYearEver
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Education is the single most important job of the human race.
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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Infographic of back to school numbers for 2014
We share this Back to School by the Numbers infographic in honor of our Colorado State University STEPP and School of Education students, faculty, and alumni. We are proud to educate future teachers.
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Useful infographic: #BackToSchool by the Numbers. For #parenting tips visit www.youparent.com #YOUparent
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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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Back-to-School Resources for Parents | Edutopia
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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Bed Project: Authentic, Social Justice-Focused Learning Education World (Common Core?)
Book Fairs: Tips for Success - PTO Today
Find Easy school fundraising ideas at http://www.p2ppromotions.com/High_Profit_Fundraising_Programs_s/14371.htm
Reading Comprehension Skills - Reading Programs For Children, Phonics Vowel Sounds. http://children-learning-reading.good-info.co Teaching children to read by teaching phonics activities is a lot like doing math, where you have to know what the numbers are, how to count, and you need to learn to add and subtract before learning to multiply and divide. Teaching phonics to children is no different where you follow a step by step approach by first teaching the child the alphabet letters
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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Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset. For students who have had trouble in school, or who have had a negative summer, it is especially important to get the school year off to a fresh start. And for all students, having a positive mindset makes learning much more likely. Here are three activities to help accomplish these goals.
Part 2: More Back-to-School ideas to start up the new school year.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning shares 2 back-to-school idea posters!
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Part 2: More Back-to-School ideas to start up the new school year. (Doesn't have to just for back to school)
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Carlisle Middle School (Iowa) shows off its #Oneword wall! Great back-to-school activity.
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Love this idea for a back to school One Word Wall for use in the classroom or as a school. What's the one word you want your classroom to be? What word tells us about you?
Perfect for what I'll be teaching!
"Everybody is Somebody" Back to School Bulletin Board. Cute way of showing equality in the classroom.
"Everybody is Somebody" Back to School Bulletin Board. Door decor- would need to precut puzzle pieces
"Everybody is Somebody" Back to School Bulletin Board- Love this idea!
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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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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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Having a book club with people who don't know each other? Steal these classroom icebreaker games for your next meeting!
7 easy icebreakers you can do with PostIt notes!
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Icebreaker activities for post-it notes that could be adapted into student blog post ideas.
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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.