8 Ways to Help Your Teachers Kick Off the School Year

We all know back to school can be challenging. Teachers and administrators alike are busy preparing for the year ahead, and it never seems like there is enough time! Although as an administrator, you probably feel like you already have enough on your plate, your teachers need your help to kick off the year successfully.

Teacher stress is contagious, and back to school is the most stressful time of all! Keep reading for some tips for proactively managing back to school stress, as well as what to do when your teachers come to you for help!

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Quiz: Does your curriculum work like it should?

How well do you know your curriculum?

Your school’s curriculum “personality” has a major impact on how teaching and learning coordination. A successfully coordinated curriculum brings teachers together to work toward common objectives. It ensures year-to-year alignment and that there are no “gaps” in learning. Curriculum coordination can look different in every school. 

This quick personality test will give you a fresh perspective on your school’s curriculum and help you figure out… Does your curriculum personality fit with your goals?

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How to use Understanding by Design (UbD) + Free Template

When you get started with organizing your curriculum it can be handy to have a guide to follow along with. The Understanding by Design (UbD) framework provides a clear approach to effective teaching methods with detailed instructions on how to organize curriculum. UbD is widely accepted as a modern and effective approach to helping students fully grasp and apply new concepts.

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Curriculum Maps Teachers Actually Use

Introducing Chalk.com Coordinate Lite – Curriculum Mapping and Lesson Planning Together

Assessing and organizing curriculum in your school or district is an important task. This could take the form of a curriculum map, units of instruction documentation, or an old dusty binder full of papers. It’s the plan of action for better teaching year after year.

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10 Tips for Keeping Your Teachers Motivated

In today’s world, being a teacher is an incredible challenge. Beyond the day to day of teaching and marking, teachers are faced with students with behavioural or family issues, learning disabilities, and more. As a school administrator, keeping your teachers motivated is one of your most important roles. Here are 10 tips to keep your teachers motivated throughout the school year!

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What are PLCs and Why Should You Use Them?

Every school has some form of professional development for their teachers. Professional learning communities (PLCs) take professional development to the next level. Instead of holding workshops or learning sessions for your teachers, a PLC allows teachers to learn directly from each other. This helps teachers not only develop their classroom repertoire, but also increase their student’s achievement and motivation. Traditional professional development is still encouraged, but adding PLCs to your school or district can add additional benefits.

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