We hope that every teacher who spends his or her days making a difference in the life of a child will appreciate these choice bits of wisdom from veteran teachers. A big thank-you to all of the teachers who contributed their sage advice to help make the lives of other teachers easier!
Tom Loud is an award-winning teacher in Tennessee with a passion for student achievement and a reputation for digital innovation in the classroom. Now he's answering 10 of our biggest questions about life as a modern-day teacher.
The One Lesson Observation Tip That Would Never Occur to You
Why create gimmicky, "dog-and-pony show" lesson plans for formal observations when you're already using best practices every day? Be confident in your abilities and let your observed lessons reflect what you really do. This tip can help!
Turning Libraries Into Learning Commons
School libraries today are in a state of flux: many are on the verge of closing or understaffed, and just as many are growing into the learning commons a library should be. No matter where your library falls on this spectrum, there is no question that your job as a librarian is to be all things to all users. That may seem daunting, but it really is simple if you have the right outlook.
As a teacher, forming good working relationships with your students’ parents is imperative in helping your students be successful. Keep reading to learn how to communicate and collaborate with even the most difficult parents.
As a teacher, forming good working relationships with parents is imperative in helping your students be successful. Here's how to establish open communication and positive collaboration with your students' parents.