5 Out of the Box Ways to Engage TEACHERS in Professional Development

Lauren SalsingerAdministration, Blog, Engagement, Innovation, Professional Development, Self-Paced Learning

In This Post: As a Student Learning Coach, providing meaningful professional development for my teachers is so important. There are 5 out of the box ways to engage teachers in PD. What better way to guide discussions than by leading with the students? Inviting students in and having teachers watch drives engagement. Google Classroom isn’t limited to your class, it … Read More

Student Teacher Mentoring 101

Rae HughartAdministration, Blog

In This Post: Student teacher mentoring is an ART Anytime you have a new student teacher, the first priority is learning about your mentee. It is essential to build a trust-filled relationship with your mentee. After understanding your mentee, and building a strong relationship, you need to provide tactical next steps for them to continue to grow. Student teacher mentoring … Read More

Flexible Seating Stories From a Non-Flexible Teacher

Anna Grace WaddellBlog, Class Management, Innovation

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In This Post: The flexible seating movement has been going strong for a while now. There is a big misconception that the optimal learning environment requires kids to sit in desks with hard chairs. Flexible Seating Does Not Equal No Structure Not all teachers are the same Get out of your comfort zone. Even if flexible seating is too much, … Read More

Behavior is a Coded Message

Zachary KorthBlog, Class Management, Engagement, Survival

In This Post: Behavior is  a coded message, often asking us for help. Students ask for things in the most unloving ways. We need to dig into the real reasons for behavior issues. Authenticity is key. Be vulnerable. Check out the free resources below. When I first started teaching about 9 years ago (I had already been in the Navy … Read More