Yelling, shouting and screaming inside is best used when watching your favorite football team play a game on tv.
Use “Please” and “Thank-you” often. Be courteous and model kindness.
Move around and help kids with their work, monitor behavior or answer a question. Be available and mobile.
Listen to your students. Listen if a student tells you he/she is being bullied, doesn’t understand, is having a bad day, or didn’t eat breakfast.
Keep clutter and dirt to a minimum. Allow students spaces to move freely and safely.
Have your lesson plans for the day done, materials prepared and resources ready.
Refer to the IEP, remember the request to call a parent after school, follow through with staff responsibilities.
Teach not text, mark homework, give students one-to-one support or prepare for the next lesson.
Mark your student’s assignments in a timely fashion and hand them back within a week or two of the due date! Kids learn through their mistakes. By providing students with immediate feedback, they are more likely to retain the information.
Seek the advice from your seasoned colleagues, look for resources, collaborate and never stop learning how to be the best teacher you can be!