Are you overwhelmed as a teacher? Do you find that your passion just isn't where it used to be? Do you love what you do, but the daily stress is just becoming too much? You've found the right place. Our podcast focuses on self-care for teachers and how to avoid burnout while creating a memorable and (relatively) stress-free environment in your classroom and school.
Everything is up in the air for fall 2020 in the classroom, but most districts are seriously considering blended learning. This podcast episode discusses what blended learning is and how you can be successful with it (and...spoiler alert...if you plan for blended learning, you can still do it effectively in the classroom...but it's very hard to be successful at traditional teaching online!)
#blendedlearning #teachertips #distance learning
To sign up for the discussed free training series, visit: https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/blended-learning-training/
As teachers, we so often rely on our own experience each year that passes in the classroom when it comes to developing lesson plan ideas. Currently, we are in a unique situation in education. Teachers have been thrust into an atypical version of distance learning. While distance learning can be very effective in some scenarios, it turns into quite the bit debilitating attempt to keep continuity and consistency in our classrooms that have now turned virtual.
Teacher evaluations and classroom observations are nervewracking for any teacher. Make it easy for an administrator to know how to write a classroom observation for you with these ideas and teacher observation examples that will work in all classrooms. By following these instructional strategies, you will demonstrate not only effective teaching but will rock your teacher evaluation comments through whatever teacher evaluation system your district uses with this teacher observation checklist.
You can read more about this topic here: https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/teacher-observation-tips/
Hopefully, you haven't been there and you've only heard the horror stories, but when you work in a toxic school environment, everyone you love about education gets washed under a sea of anxiety. There are three options to come through on top of the situation. Don't let a bad school ruin your love of the game.
Remember back to what probably seems like a lifetime ago. You became a teacher to:
*Make a difference in the lives of students
*Be the person a child can look up to for guidance
*Follow your passion for education
But the changes we are facing every day in policy, procedure, and expectations are making it seem like a pipe dream. The truth is, even if you’re not getting the support you need from your administration, parents, and even students, you can still recapture that “new teacher” energy. You just need to take care of yourself first.
To check out the video series mentioned in this episode, visit the page found here: Beating Teacher Burnout Free Video Series
Teachers have been thrust into distance learning, but did you know that it will, unequivocally HELP teaching once everyone returns to the classroom? What seems like a complete uprooting is actually one of the greatest silver linings we have ever received in the educational world. eLearning and distance teaching is going to make all teachers better at their craft for a very specific reason. #distancelearning #elearning
Much like within the classroom, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to reaching students outside of the walls in our buildings. When it comes to a lack of communication, it's important to determine why before coming up with a plan to combat it (to whatever degree you can). Nothing in education is perfect, but as people in the frontline, we certainly should keep trying. Even if we help one student, we've made a difference. Teachers have been thrust into distance learning, but did you know that it will, unequivocally HELP teaching once everyone returns to the classroom? What seems like a complete uprooting is actually one of the greatest silver linings we have ever received in the educational world. eLearning and distance teaching is going to make all teachers better at their craft for a very specific reason.
Conquering distance learning can be very intimidating for a teacher who is unfamiliar with the process. Here are three action steps to help it go smoothly and be en effective means of teaching your students online. #distancelearning #blendedlearning #teachingonline
The extensive school shutdowns are stressful on everyone...and trying to manage it all as a teacher is exhausting. We are in an unprecedented time in history right now. Teachers are scrambling and trying to make sense of what their role is currently, which looks different for every teacher in every school district around the world. Here is some advice as we try to navigate the (hopefully very temporary) new normal
Teaching is becoming an increasingly difficult career path each year that passes. There are some tweaks you can make to your teaching methodology that will help alleviate a significant amount of stress and allow you to consistently enjoy the time with your students.
As educators, we so often get ourselves all wrapped up with the little things that we lose perspective of the big picture. In this week's episode, we look at the slippery slope of life when this happens and brainstorm ways to stop it.
As teachers, we want to help all of our students do big things. But what happens when we immerse ourselves in their own personal traumas every day? How do we make sure that we are still in a good place to help them? In this weeks podcast, we talk about how to do just that.
We know how important student brain breaks are to their mental health and productivity in the classroom, but what about teachers? Should they also take brain breaks? The answer is YES, and in today's episode, we explain how.
What if it isn't an external voice that is getting you down. What if it is your own negative self talk....and upon examination, it's unnecessary and incorrect? On this week's podcast, we take a look at your internal voice and whether it's building you up or knocking you down.
External voices are all around us.....it's wonderful when they're positive and uplifting, but what happens when they're negative? What happens when they end up making your internal voice doubt itself? Today we're going to tackle the negativity and what you need to do to keep yourself above the chaos.