Back to School Like a Boss! 10 Tips for Teachers

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Back to School Like a Boss! 10 Tips ShellyTerrell.com/Back2School

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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein

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#1 Walk in motivated!

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Before class begins … Eat breakfast Give yourself peptalks Exercise Meditate Relax with music

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#2 Engage Parents!

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Host parent workshops!

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Get students & parents to sign an Acceptable/ Responsible Use Policy (AUP)

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“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” - Albert Einstein

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#3 Change your classroom environment!

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Makerspaces! Photo by Wesley Fryer, Flic.kr/p/o9mjmM

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Learning Stations

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Take it outside! Photo by Meg Stewart, Flic.kr/p/bgZPBX

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#4 Let students create their learning environment! CC Image by bloomsberries, Flic.kr/p/5TdTjt

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#4 Let students create their learning environment! Design their virtual learning spaces Idea paint Photo collage Decorate the bulletin board CC Image by bloomsberries, Flic.kr/p/5TdTjt

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“What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.” - Albert Einstein CC Image by Carlos Pons, Flic.kr/p/G81fK

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#5 Be proactive & preventive when it comes to classroom management

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Come up with the rules together CC Image by Wellspring School, Flic.kr/p/7FMy8L

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•  rrive on time A •  e nice to others B •  hare S •  lean after myself C •  isten L

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“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking” - Albert Einstein

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#6 Unbind yourself from textbooks

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Lesson Planning

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#7 Build your survival kit!

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“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” - Albert Einstein CC Image by Jeffrey Keefer, Flic.kr/p/G81fK

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#8 Cultivate relationships!

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#9 Integrate technology effectively

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Pedagogy is the driver, technology is the accelerator. - Michael Fullan iPad car mount by hammershaug, flic.kr/p/8ngYbH Via Steve-wheeler.blogspot.com

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©Wordle.net Edorigami.wikispaces.com, Andrew Churches Slideshare.net/timbuckteeth Connectivism.ca/about.html Hippasus.com/blog Image: @SylviaDuckworth

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Add a technology component to current lessons or projects

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Edshelf.com ideastoinspire.co.uk Graphite.org iLearnTechnology.com

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#10 Make it fun!

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They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel. - Carol Buchner

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