Going back to school is a nerve-wrecking time for everyone – including teachers! It is a brand new start; a chance to do things differently and establish a new routine.
We asked some of our followers what are their “Back to School” tips for teachers.
Here’s what they said:
1. Get to Know Your Students
Focus on getting to know your students. Enjoy meeting your new group and getting acquainted with them. By working as a group establishing classroom routines and expectations, as well as ‘Getting to Know You’ games, you can set your year off to a smooth start.
2. Plan Your Week in Advance
Schedule boring organisation stuff like lunches (what you will have, if it needs to be prepared in advance etc.) as well as allotting time for when you will sort out organisational tasks (and if you plan to stay later etc.)
3. Do Some Preparation
Enjoy it – this is what we trained for! It’s true – there is a special feeling on the first day and week of a new school year. Like a sense of anticipation of the year ahead. Relish it.
5. Be Kind
6. Find your Buddy!
Try and set good intentions in terms of how you spend your time – in the classroom and outside. Where focus goes, energy flows.
9. Staff Room Politics
Choose your staff room buddies with consideration.
10. Get it booked!
Have a trip booked for your next break!
So there you have it – we hope you found it useful – if you did, share it with your friends or anyone you think might benefit!
We have plenty other great blog posts full of tips and tricks so do check them out HERE too!
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Did you know that 74% of teachers do not feel confident with formative assessment teaching methodologies?
As we approach the new school year, this survey conducted by Rahoo Training in 2020, and its findings, should be at the forefront of a school leader’s mind.
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“How to Enhance the Teaching & Learning of Maths with Formative Assessment” is 1 hour in duration including Q&A opportunities.
This webinar will be hosted by a Nadine Lyons, Maths Lead Practitioner at South View School Dubai.