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Teacher Zen! Back to School Tips


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Teacher Zen! Back to School Tips

  1. Teacher Zen! Prepare for Your Best Year, Yet!
  2. @ShellTerrell “The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.” - Charlie Munger
  3. #1 Walk in motivated!
  4. Before class begins … Exercise Eat breakfast Give yourself pep talks Relax with musicMeditate
  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
  7. Photo by Shermeee, #3 Change your classroom environment!
  8. Makerspaces!
  9. Learning Stations
  10. Take it outdoors!
  11. #4 Let students create their learning environment! CC Image by bloomsberries,
  12. #4 Let students create their learning environment! CC Image by bloomsberries, Decorate the bulletin board Photo collageIdea paint Design their virtual learning spaces
  13. #5 Be proactive & preventive when it comes to classroom management
  14. Come up with the rules together CC Image by Wellspring School,
  15. • Arrive on time • Be nice to others • Share • Clean after myself • Listen
  16. PLNs #6 Connect with Teachers Online! Webinars MOOCSWeb Conferences Web Courses
  17. #DigCit #Edtech#Edchat # #Back2School #NTChat#mlearning #GAFE#elearning #PBL #Blendchat#TeacherEdchat #ELTchat
  18. #7 Build your survival kit!
  19. #8 Cultivate relationships!
  21. #9 Integrate technology effectively
  22. Image by hammershaug, Pedagogy is the driver, technology is the accelerator. - Michael Fullan Digital Blooms SAMR Peeragogy ConnectivismRAT TPACK
  23. Videos Virtual tripsAR VR Digital storytelling Audio recordings Comics Technology Possibilities Posters Presentations Games Video conferencing InfographicsDigital storytelling QR codes MindmapsDigital books Coding Ezines eportfolios Screencasts Blogs Curation Backchanneling Scrapbooks Sketchnoting Wearables Timelines
  25. #10 Make it fun!
  27. @ShellTerrell