How to Engage Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP)

How to Engage Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP)

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to facilitate the training of more than 40 new teachers preparing to enter the profession. My role in their development was to facilitate training in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Much of what we investigated over the summer allowed us to engage the concept of culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP). So, naturally, one of the questions a teacher posed to me was: how do I do CRP?

By |September 13th, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|Comments Off on How to Engage Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP)|

Facebook Live With Sarah Brown Wessling: New Teachers Edition

Happy Monday, new teachers! By now you’re all settled into your classroom and focused on helping your kids achieve educational success. But, as you find yourselves in the early stages of this exciting journey, you probably have a lot of unanswered questions.

Well, you’re in luck! Teacher2Teacher, a community of teachers out to “solve the big problems that no one can solve alone,” has organized an awesome event for new teachers to ask those important questions and receive the support they need.

By |September 12th, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|Comments Off on Facebook Live With Sarah Brown Wessling: New Teachers Edition|

5 Ways to Embrace Your First Year of Teaching

As a new teacher, your first year leading the classroom will be full of excitement. It will also be a whirlwind! Before you know it, you’ll be wishing your students a fond farewell for summer and sending them off on the next leg of their educational journey. By the time June rolls around, you may be asking yourself, “Where did the time go?”

Luckily, TeacherPop has a few strategies to help you get the most out of this exciting time and the future to follow. Check out these five tips to help fully embrace your first year of teaching!

By |September 9th, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Embrace Your First Year of Teaching|

The First Lady Wants to Help Your Students Go to and Graduate From College

In your classroom this week, ask your students to take out their phones and start texting. Unusual, I know—normally you’re doing everything in your power to keep them from texting. But this week, ask them to take out their phones, and tell them to text “COLLEGE” to 44044. Here’s why.

By |September 8th, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|Comments Off on The First Lady Wants to Help Your Students Go to and Graduate From College|

How Reflecting on Your Own Experience as a Student Will Make You a Better Teacher

For new and experienced teachers alike, taking time during the school year to reflect on your own experience as a student is a great way to improve as a teacher. Often, it’s easy to forget that in order to become a teacher, you have to navigate life as a student. And your experience as a student can be instrumental in impacting lives as a teacher.

By |August 29th, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|Comments Off on How Reflecting on Your Own Experience as a Student Will Make You a Better Teacher|

Two Reasons to Incorporate Social Media Into Your Teaching

Though social media is relatively new in the world of technology, it has the potential to be a powerful tool in the classroom. And as with any educational tool—that wasn’t necessarily developed with the classroom in mind—the intentions behind its use are key when it comes to it having a positive impact on your students.

While social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram are a popular means for your students to connect with one another, they won’t replace the face-to-face communication your classroom elicits. But social media is much more than a way to communicate—it’s a valuable tool that can be used to give your curriculum and lessons greater depth and expand the minds of your students.

By |August 25th, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|Comments Off on Two Reasons to Incorporate Social Media Into Your Teaching|

How to Balance Technology in the Classroom

 

Knowing when, and how, to incorporate technology into your teaching is important when leading a classroom—an appropriate balance can make your teaching more effective and improve outcomes for your students. But how can teachers find and achieve that balance? TeacherPop has a few strategies for you to consider when integrating technology into the classroom experience.

Set clear rules and guidelines for technology use.

Students are surrounded by technology—at home, at school, in their pockets, and around every corner. But what’s acceptable at home may not be appropriate in the classroom, so it’s key to set clear rules regarding technology use at the outset.

By |August 22nd, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|Comments Off on How to Balance Technology in the Classroom|

Top 11 Pinterest Picks to Help Break the Ice on the First Day of School

For new teachers, getting to know your students—and giving them the opportunity to get to know you—is incredibly important. The first day of school can be a whirlwind of excitement and nervous apprehension for both teacher and student.

So, after a fun and eventful summer, it’s a good idea to have a few ice-breakers up your sleeve to help ease your students back into the swing of things. Check out these five activities to help everyone get to know each other on the first day of school!

By |August 18th, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|Comments Off on Top 11 Pinterest Picks to Help Break the Ice on the First Day of School|