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Back to School. Must-Have Classroom Assistants! Back to School Must-Have Classroom Assistants!

Must-Have Classroom Assistants!

The beginning of a new school year is a time of excitement, anticipation, and nerves. Teachers want their classrooms perfectly organized but inviting, structured but flexible, and fun but educationally sound. These must-have apps will help teachers start the year strong. If you have one iPad in your classroom or thirty, this list will give you some ideas. Class Dojo A FREE parent/teacher communication app. Planbook While a bit cumbersome to set up initially, this $12 annual subscription is a HUGE time-saver in the long run, making it the second must-have on the list! Reflector (Air Squirrels) Reflector is software that you install on your computer.

Want to use your iPad as a teaching tool, but only have one for your entire class? Doceri Doceri is an app with a multitude of uses. Doceri can also be used to create videos. AutoRap This unconventional app is often overlooked as an educational tool. SeeSaw Student portfolios have never been easier. Three Back to School Resolutions For Teacher Leaders. Posted by Jessica Cuthbertson on Tuesday, 09/01/2015 It’s that time of year again -- at certain hours fall is starting to feel just a few degrees away.

Three Back to School Resolutions For Teacher Leaders

Time to load up new backpacks with “bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils.” (And time to sanitize keyboards in 1:1 classrooms). It’s time to start a new school year. I observed the first day of school this year by looking through windows and down hallways of other teachers’ classrooms. This year, instead of awkward adolescents, I’m facilitating a cohort of adults. So, my “classroom” is housed on my computer and in my car trunk. Back to School: The Time to Engage Parents and Families. By NCTM President Diane J.

Back to School: The Time to Engage Parents and Families

Briars August 2014 It’s August—back-to-school time. As you plan for the new school year, don’t forget to make explicit plans for engaging parents and families. As you well know, parents can be invaluable supports for their children’s mathematics learning. 8 Ways to Make Students Feel Welcome on First Day of School. First impressions matter – especially on the first day of school.

8 Ways to Make Students Feel Welcome on First Day of School

Students arrive with a mix of emotions. Most, however, are nervous. The reasons vary from child to child, but kids tend to feel anxious about starting school. This is not necessarily a bad thing; some anxiety is normal, even healthy. However, teachers can do a lot to ensure their classrooms are safe and welcoming on the first day of school.

Assign seats before school starts. This is a strategy I learned the hard way. Use students’ names from day one. As quickly as possible, start calling students by their names. Don’t just introduce yourself. Why did you go into teaching? New School Year, Classroom management and Building Classroom Community. 6 ways to teach growth mindset from day one of school (& a big giveaway) Imagine if your new class this fall was full of students who would: Be willing to try new thingsStick with hard tasks and not give upPush themselves to do their best work, not just what’s “good enough”Believe in themselves and their own ability to learn Here’s the great news–these are traits that we can help develop in our students by teaching them about how their brains work.

6 ways to teach growth mindset from day one of school (& a big giveaway)

Many students enter our classrooms believing they’re either smart or not smart, good at reading or math, or not good in those areas. This belief that our basic qualities like intelligence and talents can’t be changed is called a fixed mindset. Make This Your Best Year Yet! Educators share 10 tips for creating a great school year.

Make This Your Best Year Yet!

By Cindy Long Welcome back to school, and a brand new year, filled with promise and opportunity. To help you create a year that’s unsurpassed, NEA Today asked educators to suggest ways to make the 2014-2015 school year your best yet. 1. Find More Time! Jennifer Isgitt is a high school English teacher in Fort Worth, Texas, and the author of the blog empathicteacher.com. 9 Places to Find Free, Cool Math Games Online.

Looking for cool math games to keep your kids busy and learning, while having fun at the same time?

9 Places to Find Free, Cool Math Games Online

Check out our favorite websites and resources, compiled by Dallas, TX tutor Kristin S.: Do your kids groan when they hear the word “math?” Is it impossible for them to even imagine doing math outside of school, let alone enjoying it? Math Millionaire Choose from many topic options, including place value, order of operations, algebraic expressions, and square roots. CCGPS Math Effective Instructiona Practices Guide. MATH AND SCIENCE: FREE BACK TO SCHOOL EBOOK FOR GRADES 3-5 (2014-2015) Tasks, Units & Student Work - Common Core Library. Keywords (optional) Enter keywords (e.g., K.OA.3, informational text, arguments, quadratic equations, etc.)

Tasks, Units & Student Work - Common Core Library

Grade (select at least one) Subject (select one) NYC educators and national experts are developing Common Core-aligned tasks embedded in a unit of study to support schools in implementing the Citywide Instructional Expectations. Educators may choose to adopt these resources in their entirety or adapt the materials to best address students’ diverse needs. Search a growing assortment of Common Core-aligned tasks, units and student work by keyword, grade level, subject area and Common Core Learning Standard. The components of the Common Core-aligned tasks with instructional supports include: Math Workshop FAQ by Kristen (@SCMathCoach)

Positive Classroom Norms by Jo Boaler. Back To School Tasks. We have chosen this collection of K-12 tasks as they engage students actively in mathematical thinking, reasoning, convincing and other great ways of being mathematical, to help set norms for the year.

Back To School Tasks

We have also set out our recommendations and strategies for positive norm setting in our accompanying document. Moving Colors (Grades K-2) Here’s a really nice task sent to us by Deb Morton, a K-1 teacher, in Vista Unified. This task gets students up and moving around while problem solving and seeing that math is all around them in the world. The Four 4’s (Grades 3 – 12) This is one of my favorite activities that can be used with learners of all ages. Back-to-School Activities. Featured Topic: Back-to-School Glyphs Glyphs are a pictorial form of data collection.

Back-to-School Activities

You might be reminded of the term "hieroglyphics" and think about early picture writing. Different forms of glyphs are used in many medical situations to quickly record data about a patient in pictorial form. For example, a dentist records cavities on a picture of teeth. Preparing Students for the Thinking-Oriented Classroom.