Experienced teachers typically mentor novices by observing their classes and meeting regularly. That can still happen as both teachers work from home.
Our nation is experiencing a teacher-retention crisis: Many novice educators are leaving the profession after only a few years of classroom experience. That’s why Prince William County Public Schools in Virginia created a mentor program to retain quality teachers while also building their skills, self-efficacy, and professional vision.
Four ways to validate and affirm young students’ cultures in meaningful ways, which can boost their engagement and motivation.
There are various ways educators can approach working with multicultural groups of students, and it can be overwhelming to choose one that fits you. One approach that I’ve found myself consistently using, whether in early childhood or informal education, is culturally responsive teaching (CRT), which validates and affirms the cultures of the students and incorporates their cultures in multiple aspects of learning and the environment in meaningful ways.
Seemingly insignificant details can provide insight into individual students and ways to engage them.
In my classroom, a student named Diego would pull a hoodie tight over his head and go to sleep. I have had several students like him before. When I’d ask if they were all right, and they’d tell me they were sleepy, I’d say that I understood but they had work to do.
Βάλτε το παιδί να σχεδιάσει γράμματα και λέξεις με το δάκτυλο πάνω σε διαφορετικής υφής επιφάνειες όπως είναι ο αφρός ξυρίσματος ή η άμμος πάνω στο γραφείο.
Influenced by the pandemic and social unrest, two teachers recommend books to read this summer on topics like wrestling with loss, addressing inequity, and recharging for the school year ahead.
Summer leisure reading can feel like an indulgent start to slower-paced days away from school. But in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and major social unrest, a thoughtful reading list feels downright essential right now as we readjust routines, adapt to pandemic-induced school changes, and work for a more equitable community.