The Busy Educator's Monthly Five...|
by Marjan Glavac
Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and author of The Busy Educator's Guide To The World Wide Web 2ND EDITION (Foreword by Dr. Harry Wong author of The First Days Of School) presents The Busy Educator's Monthly Five -- five websites for educators that are easy to read, simple to use and worthwhile to know.
Sites For Beginning Teachers Part I
Here are five websites to help Beginning Teachers.
ADPRIMA: Toward the Best
The ADPRIMA site contains detailed, practical, straightforward information that new teachers need to know about - planning, curriculum, instruction, students, classroom management, lesson planning, teaching methods, assertive discipline, study skills, thinking skills, and a whole lot more.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
A number of very helpful articles for beginning teachers are found here. Invaluable tips for experienced and new teachers appear in Karen Rasmussen's article “Make It Great: Tips for a Successful, Fulfilling School Year” at:
Advice from three award-winning veteran teachers on how to set a positive tone for learning that will persist for the rest of the year can be read in Jamie Sawatzky's article “Making a Good Start” at:
Beginning Teachers' Handbook
From the British Columbia Teachers' Federation in the province of British Columbia Canada, comes this fantastic, practical and very complete resource. Here can be found chapters on classroom management (what works and what doesn't) establishing a positive environment, communicating with parents/guardians, teaching strategies, teaching tips (homework dos and don'ts), taking care of yourself (perfectionism and surviving). Highly recommended!
Beginning Teachers' Tool Box
Click on the New Teachers link and and head over to the Practical Tips section and read articles on “Getting Ready for the School Year”, “Beginning of the Year Packet”, “Time Saving Tips”, “Classroom Management Tips.” For more resources, head over to the Inspirations link, or go to the Message Boards and ask a question in the Beginning Teacher Message Board or e-mail a message to Ask Our Mentor.
Kim's Korner For Teacher Talk
Go to the Classroom Management link to get some great ideas on the following topics: Tips for Getting Organized, Ideas for Bulletin Boards, Inexpensive Items--Where to Get Them, Icebreakers and Energizers, Review Games, How to Simplify the Grading Work Load, Activities for the First Days of School.
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