A brief reminder. Kids LOVE stickers. I’m not just talking about Kindergartners or 1st Graders. 8th graders love them too. They just may not be as vocal about it. If your students turn in things electronically more than anything else, don’t forget about the digital badges out there…on Edmodo for example. Common Sense Education also has a whole PAGE dedicated to student badges. TeachwithICT also has some great ideas regarding digital badges. Have fun, be creative with this!
Looking at articles pertaining to supporting new teachers, I found these today:
Motivated vs. Lazy – Re-Engaging Teachers in Their Profession – I liked her blog so much I followed it.
10 Things I Wish Teachers Knew – Another good BLOG – 4 O’Clock Faculty!
VIDEO: Stephen Sondheim Talks Oscar Hammerstein and the Importance of Teachers in New Interview – Perhaps to show teachers at a faculty meeting?
Mentors for New Teachers Found to Boost Student Achievement—by a Lot – Like we don’t already know this, but some good research here! Also good to share with mentor teachers!
Great article in the Huffington Post. One of my goals this year is to get stakeholders to understand the impact a few moments of mindfulness can make.