FEATURES FOR TEACHERS
Features For New Teachers
Volume 2, Issue 1
Fire drills are probably the most common situations you will encounter. The best way to handle these is to teach your students what to do in the event of a drill or an actual evacuation. Yes, you can teach this to your students. Fire drills are to be surprises only WHEN they occur, not a surprise in WHAT to do. It is good practice for your students to know exactly what the procedure to follow is. The most important part is to be sure YOU fully understand the school's fire drill procedure and you can confidently teach it to your students.
Making sure all of your students are accounted for is your main responsibility. Thus, your attendance taking is very important. You want to make sure you have a means of carefully checking attendance when you and your students reach your destination. Have your grade book, attendance sheets, or a class roster easily accessible and always in the same location so you can grab it as you leave the room. I use the class roster file on my handheld because it's always with me.
And let them know why it's important to maintain composure and control, not playing or wandering around. If you are new to the building, your students will probably already know where to go! The trick will be getting them there quickly and maintaining order.
You'll want to let the students know how to react to different situations. They may find themselves in the hallway heading back from the library, in the rest room, or involved in a group activity in a far corner of your classroom.
Obviously more urgent matters will constitute true emergencies, and it is very difficult to prepare for these. Hopefully your school has a comprehensive plan to cover bomb threats, intruders, inclement weather, and other emergencies. Take time to carefully read through and understand these procedures, so when an emergency does occur, you can confidently lead your students. The students will respond to you when you give direct, confident directions.
The things that you are, the things you can
I love these kids, I love to teach
Learning is fun, fabulous, and great!
Co-operative groups, Centers and such
To read, to read, is a wonderful
What is it, these children need to
Vision and imagination, set it free
Positive thinking is the rule for the
I will not allow fighting, bickering and
I’ll strengthen their strengths and let
them be strong,
I’ll model for kids what I want them to
Kids are special! I must nurture them
I’ll have fun with my kids, but challenge
Out of the box thinking, that’s what I
I’ll soar with my students, you come and
Responsible, caring, and oh so smart
Technology, writing, yes even math
I will love them and guide them and then
set them free!
The best, the most fabulous adult they can
Learninginhand.com is a website that was originally designed to support teachers using handhelds in the classroom.
Tony Vincent was formally a fifth grade teacher in Willow Creek Elementary in Omaha, Nebraska. He is now their tech teacher which frees him up to speak around the country about the power of handhelds in the classroom.
The site provides multitudes of links, lesson plans, and practical instruction on integrating handhelds into the classroom. He has now expanded the site to include podcasting and blogging with helpful instruction and links in integrating these tech tools into the curriculum, also.
Check this site out, you'll be glad you did. Simply click the link below:
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The Boss depends on
The Boss evokes
The Boss says
The Boss shows who is
The Boss knows how it
The Boss demands
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