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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!