Differentiate with Ketchup and Pickle Folders! You know how important it is to differentiate work for your students. This is challenging in an inclusion classroom (or ANY class!) where you have many students with different types of specific learning needs. These folders are an essential element in my inclusion classroom, and make it easy to […]
Feel Like You’re Doing Everything Wrong? You’re not. Are you looking around your classroom at the end of every day, feeling defeated, confused, and exhausted? It’s okay. As a matter of fact, you sound like a really wonderful teacher. No, I am not jumping to conclusions (I know that’s what you’re thinking) well-perhaps I […]
New Teacher! Tips for Classroom management! Behavior management is the most important aspect of a strong classroom. Once you find your behavior management style, you can easily get control of your new class- even the tough ones!
Your first Open House (Meet the Teacher night) as a New Teacher is not only important, it’s a milestone! This is just one more rite of passage into the world of teaching. I was completely blindsided by Open House my first year. It was scheduled for Tuesday (the day after we came back!) at 6:30pm. […]
Congratulations! You’ve been hired, you signed the paperwork, and are left wondering, “Now What? What should I be doing to prepare for my first year?” I remember leaving the human resources office after signing my first contract. As I walked to my car, the euphoria began to wane, and anxiety surrounding the uncertainties of the […]