Tag Archives: teachers

First Steps: Three Tips for Building Positive Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) Relationships with students’ parents can feel overwhelming, especially for new teachers. You were taught how to teach kids. But probably … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching Strategies | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fun Ideas to Celebrate Your Fellow Teachers

By Andrew Hawk During teacher appreciation week, teachers across America are presented with discounts in their communities and various gifts from parent organizations. Most community outlets have ways they show appreciation for teachers. But how can teachers show appreciation for … Continue reading

Posted in Elementary Angle | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Nice Catch! How to Handle Criticism from Your Principal

By Justin Ashley, author of The Balanced Teacher Path: How to Teach, Live, and Be Happy Receiving criticism from a principal is a painful experience. Maybe it’s about your lesson plan or classroom management. Maybe it’s about your students’ test … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching Strategies | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Recruiting and Hiring Great Teachers

By Evelyn M. Randle-Robbins, M.A., author of The Hands-On Guide to School Improvement Staff turnover differs from school to school. Some teachers retire. Some find it difficult to adjust to instructional or organizational changes and decide to go elsewhere. Other … Continue reading

Posted in Administrators | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How Veteran Teachers Can Support New Teachers at the Beginning of the School Year

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) You’ve been teaching for a while. You’re comfortable in your shoes as a teacher, and you understand how to develop … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching Strategies | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment