Saturday November 30, 2013
I have added four new terms to the teaching glossary for the month of November. This glossary is intended to add a level of depth and understanding to the published content on this site.
Friday November 29, 2013
There is a right way and a wrong way to deal with any situation. Parents have every right to voice any concern they may have with a teacher. It is important that you do so respectfully and follow the right procedures for doing so. A few weeks ago I received an email from a father who was having problems with his daughter's teacher. He wanted to deal with the issue but wasn't sure what steps he should take. He reached out to me and I offered the same advice I share in this article
. Most teachers will be receptive to hearing your concerns, so long as you remain level headed and understanding. The parent-teacher relationship is essential in the overall success of each child. It takes both working together to provide the highest level of education.
Wednesday November 27, 2013
I am grateful for every teacher that I had in elementary, middle school, high school, and college. I wouldn't be where I am today with each of you. While I cannot deny that some stand out more than others, every single one of you invested time in me and for that I am thankful. All of us have been positively impacted by teachers. They mold and shape us without much praise or fanfare. Teachers should be celebrated and revered. On this week that we give thanks, I encourage you to find a teacher and tell them thank you
for the job they are doing.
Monday November 25, 2013
There are many teachers that have tremendous potential and would likely be very good teachers, but they struggle to figure out how to manage student behavior. It may be the most difficult part of any teacher's job. There are those to whom it comes naturally, but most of us struggle with classroom management at some point in our career. One of the most challenging aspects is that just when you get it figured out, the year ends and you start back over the next year because every class seems to have their own unique personality. There is however certain strategies that can improve behavior management in any classroom
. With hard work it is an area that most teachers can improve in over time.