Teacher interview questions are definitely specific to the role. You'll probably get asked about behavior management, lesson plans, teaching strategies, standardized test scores, and perhaps even your teaching philosophy. I can't imagine any other potential employer would ask those same types of questions. I actually was a late-to-the-game teacher. I didn't realize it was my "calling" until I was in my 30s. For me, working retail seemed like a good career path and I worked my way ... Read More about Tips for Teacher Interviews
What are the best school shoes for teachers? Although it seems like an unusual topic for a blog post, I noticed that when a fan at the Facebook Fan Page posed the question to other fans, the response was overwhelming and I realized that obviously it IS an important topic since teachers are on their feet all day. I know too many teachers who have had foot and back problems later in life from standing and teaching all day for years. Plantar fasciitis is pretty common for veteran ... Read More about The Best Teacher Shoes Roundup
Having a toolbox of behavior management tools for the classroom is a necessity for every teacher out there. Every single group of students will need different interventions. No two are alike. And that can be frustrating for sure. Having somewhere to turn to ask for help is essential to feeling like you are actually in control more days than not. Having suggested actions to guide you through the management techniques are better training than any textbook out there for sure. Even better ... Read More about The Best Behavior Management Ideas From Teachers
Morning Meeting, Icebreakers, Get to know you ideas for distance learning - got you covered! Taking a spin off the Virtual Morning Meeting post , let's dive into another great Here's a morning meeting idea for Zoom (modified for in person) but easy to use for 2021 that you can use virtually. These virtual distance learning morning meeting idea for kindergarten all the way up through middle school and will get you excited to connect with students! This FREE HUGE list of my best ... Read More about Distance learning morning meeting ideas and activities- on the hunt!
Do you want to know an easy way to build classroom connections? Attendance time is a cherished time in my classroom. We use attendance questions to get students sharing their likes, dislikes, opinions, and thoughts in a safe way. Everyday a new question is asked by myself or the attendance helper and we instantly get to see a small part of what makes each student unique. Who benefits from the attendance questions? I have used attendance questions as a way for my students to ... Read More about Attendance Questions to Build Connections