I wrote this blog post about how to get the most out of your summer break. Here are some tips.
and am getting ready to make my “goal poster” for the summer. (I have goal posters from the last 5-6 years in my office – love looking at them.) Someone tweeted me that she was getting ready to make her goal poster and I thought I'd share this post with you for those preparing to “get out.”
Those who work with kids with special needs will appreciate this organized list of resources that you can use with students. Bev Evans, one of the lead curators, is a teacher and Mom with a heart for kids with special needs. Her special touch of empathy for teachers and students comes through in everything she does.
An index of interactive white board resources that you can use. This list of free resources is a wonderful place to fill out your library for the fall. This would be a great place to spend during planning time as you download and organize resources for your IWB for the fall by standard. (Make folders)
As you prepare for new teachers next year, here is a collection of resources that you can use with new teachers – induction materials, behavior management, and other advice.
I think that over the summer one of the best things you can do is to engage in conversation with other teachers at your level. Here is a set of a forums for the elementary and kindergarten level organized by topic. This may be a great place to engage and start talking.
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Tips for minimizing teacher stress
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