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Back to School Survival Tips


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My books- Learning to Go & The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers
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Back to School Survival Tips

  1. Image by Dima Pursanov, Survival Tips for the 1st Month of School
  2. “Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.” - Albert Einstein
  3. #1 Walk in motivated!
  4. Before class begins … Exerci se Eat breakfast Give yourself peptalks Relax with music Medita te
  5. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.” - Jane D. Hull #2 Engage Parents!
  6. Parent communication tools & apps Remind Class Dojo GAFE Smore
  7. #3 Change your classroom environment!
  8. Photo by Wesley Fryer, Makerspaces!
  9. Learning Stations
  10. Photo by Meg Stewart, Take it outside!
  11. #4 Let students create their learning environment! CC Image by bloomsberries, Flic.k
  12. #4 Let students create their learning environment! CC Image by bloomsberries, Flic.k Decorate the bulletin board Photo collage Idea paint Design their virtual learning spaces
  13. #5 Be proactive & preventive when it comes to classroom management sroommanagement
  14. Come up with the rules together CC Image by Wellspring School, Flic.k
  15. •Arrive on time •Be nice to others •Share •Clean after myself •Listen
  16. #6 Bring Your Textbook to Life!
  17. Lesson Planning
  18. #7 Build your survival kit!
  19. #8 Cultivate relationships!
  20. #9 Integrate technology effectively
  21. Pedagogy is the driver, technology is the accelerator. - Michael Fullan
  22., Andrew Churches © Image:
  23. Add a technology component to current lessons or projects
  25. #10 Make it fun!
  27. @ShellTerrell 30Goal “The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.” - Charlie Munger
  28. @ShellTerrell