Staying on task, keeping motivated, and reaching goals are difficulties that every person deals with on a daily basis. As teachers, there are so many different tasks, deadlines, assignments, extracurricular activities, and things going on in your life that you may need reminding. Not to mention, you have a classroom full of students to factor into the mix. Just because the school day ends in the early afternoon, doesn’t mean your work day does. If you’re looking for suggestions on how to keep your productivity up so you can get outside sooner this spring, or make it through report card season in one piece, here is a listof suggestions and tips to keep your professional and personal lives organized and productive – practically!
Calling all teachers!
We want to give you and a colleague the chance to try out Planboard Plus for 6 months completely free! Planboard Plus is a new tool from Chalk.com that will be launching early in 2017. Planboard Plus allows you to easily share lesson planning ideas in Planboard and work with your fellow teachers to share planning duties. Redundancies are reduced so you can spend less time getting your classroom organized, and more time actually teaching your students.
The school budget, the programs offered, and the teachers on staff all stem from the number of students that enroll at your school. It’s your bottom line. Every private school struggles to continue increasing student enrollment, simply due to the number of education choices available to students. Focusing on increasing enrollment requires a full coordinated effort and often new approaches to programs offered at the school. In this blog we’ll focus on how to leverage what makes your school unique – and how to tell everyone about it.
Whether you’re an administrator looking to add more technology to your organization, or a teacher leading the tech charge in your school, helping other teachers get up to speed can be difficult. It’s even more difficult during the back to school season, with increased teacher stress levels and young teachers starting their first years of instruction.
Teacher professional development (PD) is arguably the most important investment a school can make in improving everything from test scores, to student engagement to combating bullying or supporting at-risk populations. Ironically, it’s also one of the most difficult areas to measure return on investment (ROI) because of how famously slow the education sector changes. Sometimes it can feel like making change is the equivalent of maneuvering a battleship!
Your curriculum is your school’s brand. The way you house, use and put resources into it, speaks volumes about your school to teachers and parents. If you would describe your curriculum as “dry”, “simple” or “out of date”, it’s time to do something about it, and the fix is easier than you think.