A Stress-Free Process for Generating Awesome Report Card Comments

Posted by | June 25, 2019

iStock.com/monkeybusinessimagesMost teachers agree that report card comments are important, but very few look forward to writing them. This is because every educator understands that working under tight deadlines is stressful, and writing 20 or more detailed, unique reports isn’t a simple process. Although no one knows your students and their work as well as you do, there are useful tips and tools to help you when writing your own report card comments or remarks. Check out these practical tips and comment ideas for report cards and find out where you can get timesaving tools for teachers. Time-Saving Tips and Hacks Type your comments instead of handwriting them so you can copy and paste without needing to rewrite every time for each student. Consider creating comments in a Google Doc or Word doc first so you can refer back to it at a later date if you…

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5 Interactive Classroom Ideas for Teachers

Posted by | May 30, 2019

iStock.com/monkeybusinessimagesStudents learn best by participating in interactive classroom activities. The attain knowledge by gathering information and utilizing it through problem-solving and verbally expressing what they have discovered. If you are looking for interactive classroom ideas to stimulate your students’ participation and growth, here are some solutions for you. Brainstorming Brainstorming is a useful process to generate creative ideas and thoughts. This activity encourages students to work together to find solutions. It is a great idea when trying to get students to think for themselves to begin a new course, or to pool together learned ideas after a course. Free Writing/Minute Papers/Question of the Day Exercises There are activities that prompt students to write a response to open-ended questions, and you can use these activities at anytime during your class. In just a few minutes, these activities can help kids focus on answering key questions or expressing certain…

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Effective Time Management Tips for Teachers

Posted by | April 25, 2019

iStock.com/monkeybusinessimages Teaching can be a challenging career. It requires excellent time management skills and the ability to balance multiple ongoing projects. With responsibilities like writing lesson plans, grading tests and report cards, and teaching in the classroom, teachers can find it difficult to fit everything into a specific timeframe. To help teachers be more efficient with the limited time they have, check out these classroom time management ideas and essential tools for teachers. Organize the Day by Priorities Time management for teachers requires organization. Organizing your day around the most important tasks is a great way to ensure you are spending your time wisely. That way, if anything unexpected occurs, the responsibilities that are the highest priority will be taken care of first. Be Smart about Lesson Planning It’s easy to lose track of time while planning lessons, but if you spend three hours on a…

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“LOVE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE”

Posted by | August 04, 2015

"LOVE BACK to SCHOOL SALE", is happening right now! Enter promo code BTS15 at checkout to save up to 28% on every resource sitewide! To start getting your resources for September, discounted as well, CLICK on the following link:   https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Stevan-Krajnjan

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TEACHER APPRECIATION SALE is ON!

Posted by | May 05, 2015

TEACHER APPRECIATION DAYS, SITE-WIDE SALE   Throughout the two days, May 5-6, TIMESAVERS for TEACHERS is participating in a site wide sale at our store within the Teachers Pay Teachers website. Hop on over, add to your life-long resources, and SAVE! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Stevan-Krajnjan      

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7 STRATEGIES TO ADAPT LESSONS FOR TEENS

Posted by | February 09, 2015

Create a safe and comfortable environment for your students. A good teacher will make sure their students’ needs are being met. These can range from physical needs to emotional needs, but remember that a person will be unable to learn if their basic needs are not being met.  Set clear and concise expectations. Consistent enforcement of guidelines and classroom rules will coach a student’s brain to understand what is acceptable. If we waiver on management or grading policies it sends conflicting messages and invites misbehavior.  Develop and practice new skills. If children develop skills at a young age and during brain development, they are more likely to retain that ability. If we don't create those connections and skills, that know-how will be difficult to develop later.  Treat them with respect and engage teenage students. Interact and offer adult role models for your class. If we fail, they will seek out…

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SUBSTITUTE TEACHER TOPICS FOR TALKERS AND THE BORED

Posted by | January 12, 2015

What do you do as a substitute teacher when students finish their assigned work only minutes after was handed out?  Put together a packet of ideas that includes a list of assignments that can be listed by number on the blackboard. When a student is ready for something new, and the classroom teacher did not provide more work, turn his or her mind to one of the numbered items on the whiteboard. Examples: Find the meanings of these words: emulate, arrogant, ascetic, tolerant, dogmatic. Locate the titles and names of the persons in the President's cabinet. Find the name of the head of state in Britain/France/Russia/Germany . . . In one paragraph, give information about Bjorn Borg/Tiger Woods/Toni Morrison/George W. Bush/Gregor Mendel . . . About what percentage of the Earth's surface is covered by water? Which of these animals do you think will generally live the longest: mosquito, barn…

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