Professional Development for Teachers
Avoiding Compromising Situations
Compromising Situations - Educators are often looked upon to be moral leaders for a community. They have such a profound impact on and contact with youth that they are often held to higher moral standards than the average person. They are expected to avoid compromising situations. Whether you agree or disagree with this sentiment, it is still a reality and one that should be taken into consideration for anyone thinking about becoming a teacher.
Communication policy - Communication is a key component to having a fantastic year and an excellent staff. It is important that administrators, teachers, parents, staff, and students have a clear line of communication. This is a sample of a school communication policy.
Education 101 - There are many facets to education. A good education is invaluable and those who want to be educated will be rewarded. Those who choose to have a career in education often do so because they love young people and want to make a difference.
Motivate Students - Sometimes it is necessary for teachers and/or principals to find ways to motivate students. Motivation comes in many forms. One of the biggest motivational tools used by teachers and administrators comes in the form of offering themselves up as a sacrifice for the delight of their students. All students love to see their teachers or principal suffer a little.
Issues in Education
Issues in education -- There are many issues in education in which a school administrator, a teacher, or even a parent must face. Anyone in the decision making role should be informed and educated throughout the decision making process. Educational related issues can present both challenges and unique opportunities. Understanding all sides of an...
Limiting School Effectiveness
School Effectiveness - There are so many factors beyond any one person’s control that can strip school effectiveness. The truth is that the majority of teachers and administrators do the best they can with what they are given. Each school is different. There are schools that definitely have more limiting factors than others when it comes to overall effectiveness. There are several factors that many schools deal with on a daily basis that strip school effectiveness.
Personality Types of Students in a Typical Classroom
Types of Students - The most challenging aspect of being a teacher is that there is no set mold on the types of students in a single class. A class of twenty students will likely have twenty different personalities at twenty different places academically. What are one student’s strengths will be another’s weakness and vise versa.
Plan of Study
Plan of Study - A plan of study is a way to provide more accountability to students who are struggling academically. This plan provides students with a set of academic goals tailored to their needs and provides them with assistance in reaching those goals. A plan of study is best suited for students who typically lack the motivation necessary to...
Professionalism in Schools
Professionalism - Professionalism is an underrated quality that every educator should possess. Administrators and teachers represent their school district and should do so in a professional manner. Building and maintaining relationships are key components of professionalism.
Respect for Students
Respect for Students - All educators should have respect for students at all times. It seems today that the media jumps at every opportunity to showcase an educator who has made a poor decision in judgment. One of the most prevalent issues highlighted is that of a teacher continuously berating or disrespecting a student or group of students....
Retention Form - If you have a retention policy, it is equally important that you have a retention form that gives a brief description of the reasons the teacher believes the student should be retained. The form should also provide a place for to sign and then either agree or disagree with the teacher's placement decision. The retention form...
School personnel - The operations of a school requires a variety of school personnel to be effective. The personnel in a school is often broken down into three distinct categories including school leaders, school faculty, and school support staff. Each of these pertinent school personnel members and their roles are discussed in this article.
School Retention - School retention is a process in which a teacher feels like it would benefit a student for one reason or another to keep them in the same grade for two consecutive years. Retaining a student is not an easy decision and should not be taken lightly. Parents often find the decision agonizing and it can be difficult for some...
Textbook Adoption - Textbooks are vital tools within the realm of education and textbook adoption is an important part of the process. The textbook industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Textbooks are to teachers and students as a bible is to pastors and their congregations.
Substitute Teach - Substitute teaching is one of the most difficult jobs in education. It is also one of the most important. It takes a special person to be able to effectively adapt to all the situations that will be thrown at them as a substitute teacher. Substitute teachers are used in virtually every school across the country every day. It...