Even though they’re too young to cast a ballot this election cycle, many students already have their minds made up about this election. Ads for candidates are showing up online and on television; yard signs and billboards in support of candidates and ballot measures line roadways on your students’ drives to school; and presidential debates and stories on the candidates are the focus of much of the media’s news coverage. With just a few weeks left until Election Day, and early voting ramping up across the country, students are set to be inundated with campaign coverage, and as their teacher, you’ll have to help them process all this information.
Wondering how to connect and engage your elementary math students while adhering to Common Core standards? Whether it’s your first year teaching Common Core math in an elementary setting, or you’re a seasoned educator helping kids achieve academic success in math, these tips and strategies from Elementary Math Consultant Jeannie Curtis will definitely come in handy!
Plan Activities Based on the 8 Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs).
When planning lessons, think of the SMPs as the “how” and the content standards as the “what.”
Sundays get a bad rap, not just in teaching circles, but pretty much any profession. For many new teachers, Sunday is merely the day before Monday and the beginning of a new work week. But Sundays have the potential to be so much more!
TeacherPop is confident that with just a little effort, we can help Sunday avail itself of its reputation so teachers can fully embrace it for all its awesomeness. What day of the week is both a day off and a day that precedes your return to the rewarding role of teaching? Exactly! So if that day of the week is leaving you feeling a little blue, check out these strategies for new teachers to take back Sunday.
For both student and teacher, there aren’t many experiences more exciting than a field trip. Discovering new places and meeting knowledgeable experts that inspire and engage your students is a perfect complement to the lessons taught in your classroom, but planning and organizing the experience can be a challenge.
Thanks to Frip, a free field trip app, organizing memorable experiences for your students outside the classroom is easy and convenient. Simply enter the grade level and subject matter you’re studying for a listing of awesome and unique possibilities in your community. And once your sights are set on the perfect learning destination, submit your booking request form for a confirmation email filled with activities to do before, during, and after the field trip.
Are you a high school math teacher interested in learning innovative and effective strategies to help teach your students all they need to know about angles, planes, line segments, and more? Well, you’re in luck!
Teach For America, in partnership with fine folks at edX, is hosting a teacher training course for educators looking to incorporate effective high school geometry lesson planning and teaching strategies into their classroom. This free seven-week course will help you reimagine your approach to teaching geometry and allow you to create a classroom environment that will foster success and empower students to explore math on their own.
Compelling explanations on complicated topics may result in some engaged, nodding heads from your students, but overall class comprehension can sometimes be difficult to measure. There are several ways to be assured your students are understanding the information you’re delivering. (And they don’t require any mind reading—just a bit of time and extra planning!)
Try these eight strategies to check for understanding during your next lesson.
For new teachers there are normal first-day jitters, and there are more persistent jitters that tag along on your morning commute for the first few weeks or months of the school year. By now, you’ve survived your first day of teaching. But as a new teacher, you still might be facing a few common anxieties that need a good, old-fashioned kick to the curb.
No matter what’s at the root of your newbie jitters, TeacherPop has a few sound tactics to put them in their place. Check out these four ways new teachers can calm their school-day nerves.