Thank you to all who spread a little heart with us at ISTE last month at the GoGuardian Giving Tree. We are thrilled to share that we dropped off the check of $7,390 to Coded by: Kids yesterday in Philadelphia. Forgoing our conference giveaways this year will help Coded by: Kids prepare underrepresented young people to succeed as tech leaders through project-based learning and mentorship. We appreciate your heart-folding enthusiasm at ISTE and your understanding for why we didn’t give out swag this year. It’s an incredible feat to see this community come together to promote teaching, technology, and equitable opportunities through this effort, and we couldn't be prouder to share it with you.
Posted in events, edtech, conference, Teaching, Gratitude, Teacher ideas, 2019, Teacher Appreciation, iste
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
Posted in Technology, classroom management, edtech, Teaching, Teacher ideas, 2019, learning games, games
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.”
Posted in Learning, edtech, Teaching, Teacher ideas, Off campus, 2019, Parents
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