As teachers, we’re constantly looking for tools to enhance and extend learning and make our lives easier. Google provides a variety of unique resources that are perfect for exactly this. From scheduling, to sharing assignment information and updates with students and parents, to hosting guest lecturers, there are so many ways Google can help enhance your classroom and simplify your life as a teacher. Using Gmail for easy communication, Drive for information and document sharing, and Google Docs for easy creation of documents for classroom management are just a few of the creative ways that you can use Google in your classroom to improve structure and better support learning.
Posted in Learning, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Google Suite for Education, Teaching, Chromebooks, 2019, learning games, games
Improving teacher-student relationships
Building healthy relationships is an essential part of the learning process for both teachers and students. Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with coworkers, administration, and parents enables us to effectively partner to give our students the best educational experiences with the greatest outcomes. But equally important to this process is creating and sustaining healthy relationships with students that allow us to provide the supportive guidance necessary to ensure their academic and personal success. Below are a few strategies that can help each of us improve these relationships.
Posted in Learning, Social-Emotional Learning, edtech, Classroom Management Solution, Whole Child, Teaching, Gratitude, Teacher ideas, 2019
When I started going out to eat after having my daughter, I quickly learned the difference between child-friendly and child-accommodating restaurants. Child-friendly restaurants have food on their menus specifically catered toward what children like to eat, provide activities for children to enjoy while dining out, and usually have lots of booth seating for family dining. Child-accommodating restaurant will usually have less or none of these things. They’re basically saying, “You can bring your child.”
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What is the whole child approach to learning?
My first teaching assignment was as a toddler teacher assistant in an early learning program I interned with when I was sixteen years old. I spent a year studying different teaching philosophies, completing coursework on behavioral guidance, learning to create a lesson plan, and assisting with instruction in the toddler program. I observed a lot, and that was probably the single most important part of my training.
Posted in Learning, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Whole Child, Teaching, Teacher ideas, Chromebooks, trends, 2019
As the school year comes to an end, seasoned teachers know that the chaos is just getting started. From continually engaging students who have checked out, to resetting your classroom for the next year, check out these handy tips for getting ready for summer break!
Posted in Learning, classroom management, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Google Suite for Education, Classroom Management Solution, Teaching, Teacher ideas, Chromebooks, 2019