For the entire month of August I am linking up with #Teacher Mom for Building Back to School. This first week we will be discussing Teacher Tools. One of my favorite teacher tools was an inspiration that came after mentoring several new teachers. I realized that many of the necessary things teachers need on the first day of school hadn't been taught to them in college courses and many times they do student teaching in the spring and their cooperating teachers have already taught the students how to meet their expectations.
We began by looking at our classroom policies (pencils, snacks, water, tissues, supplies, computers, parent communication and student behavior). These were the simple things that are part of every day. You can read more about this section and download great freebies here.
|Great ways to keep up with the classroom comings and goings.|
|Great tools to help organize parent and student volunteers |
and all of that paperwork!
1. What to do with early finishers?
2. How to establish your classroom rules and expectations?
3. How should students answer questions?
4. What is expected with student group work?
5. How do I carry out a successful independent reading block?
This teacher tool is on sale here until August 9th. Go check it out!