Teacher 'Best Practices' Resource Page
The Best Practices Resource Page is a place to highlight and share the amazing things teachers do related to classroom management, curriculum alignment, and co-teaching, among other topics.
If you have "best practices" you would like to share or if you know someone who should be highlighted for "being great" please contact Sidney Gunter at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Phases of First-Year Teaching
The first year of teaching is a difficult challenge. If you are currently in your first year of teaching, the graph above probably applies to you...and you are most certainly not alone! The phases are very useful for mentors and new teachers as they work together the first year. Teachers move through the phases from anticipation, to survival, to disillusionment, to rejuvenation, to reflection, and then back to anticipation.
Curriculum Alignment Resources
- Unpacking Standards/Writing Student Learning Objectives Presentation
- 30 Questions for Teacher Reflection
Map skills can be challenging for students. Mega Maps is a resource that contains maps that can be printed out in multiple sizes.
The colorful maps above are from Mr. Wesley Arthur, a World History I teacher at Huguenot. His students piece the maps together and label them.
In Ms. Sarah Waltman's World History I classroom at John Marshall, the maps are used throughout her room as a teaching and reference tool for students.
Posting student work gives students a sense of accomplishment and pride! Ms. Puga and Ms. Sessions' science work is currently posted at Huguenot High.
THE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT BOOK by Wong & Wong:
- Effective Teaching
- The Classroom Management Book Resource Guide
- Classroom Management Self-Assessment
- Classroom Management Presentation
- Management v. Discipline (video)
- Procedures Checklist
The Teaching Channel:
Managing Cell Phone Usage:
Trauma Informed Care