10 Free Zoom Virtual Backgrounds You and Your Kids Will Love

I do not know what it is; but, how did being quarantined, with no actual school, no actual classes except with Zoom and Google Classroom, equals being twice as busy? Anyway, this is really cool, my kiddos love it... https://pasadena.macaronikid.com/articles/5ea0c96699d8920c42196f93/10-free-zoom-virtual-backgrounds-you-and-your-kids-will-love

50 Tips on Motivating Students

Know your students and use their names as often as possible.Plan for every class; never try to wing it.Pay attention to the strengths and limitations of each of your students. Reward the strengths and strengthen the weak spots.Set your room in a U-shape to encourage interaction among the students.Send lots of positive messages with posters,... Continue Reading →

Communicating with Parents

Teacher and parent meeting in classroom. Boy kid student with mother in school. Flat style vector illustration isolated on white background. I have spent most of my years in education of some sort. In some of those times, I was a Customer Service Trainer for a major bank’s headquarters in Southern California. I learned the... Continue Reading →

Ideas for Greeting Students

Most teachers I know and have worked with over the years do not do this simple tactic to connect with students, build good relationships with parents and increase student engagement. Which is, greeting our students every morning at the door! Mostly because, we are just too busy putting out fires. But, this approach solves most... Continue Reading →

Continues Improvement Cycle

building-the-steps-of-continuous-improvementDownload This is perhaps one of my favorite resources, extremely practical and with just a few pages and you can dramatically transform your classroom, even your school and District! This PDF is loaded with tips and ideas to be more engaging with students too. Steps in the PDSA Cycle Step 1: Plan. Plan the test... Continue Reading →

The Critical Learning Point

Achieving Good Student Performance by Understand the Critical Learning Point. Students depend on teachers helping them not hurting or discouraging them. Students need us to help and guide them in their educational journey. To be great teachers, we must be guiding, facilitating and teaching, not just targets, but the whole person. Thus, ask yourself this,... Continue Reading →

Supporting Student Emotions

Research shows students need 3 positives to every negative feedback to be positively engaged. Thus, if we know when, where and how students’ emotions occur during the instructional process, we then can be proactive and place them in winning situations. We need to think through how our students are thinking and reacting emotionally through the... Continue Reading →

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