Let me get real with you for a minute. As teachers, we often forget that we have the power to transform the classroom if we see the momentum in our classrooms draining. Right now is the perfect time to do this- if needed. The second half of the school year can be the most engaging and stimulating for these reasons.
I was elated to be invited again to write an article for Corwin Connect. This topic is ever so important, especially as the honeymoon period quickly wears off as we head into October. I’ve included a handy short assessment you can take to quickly see how you are doing.
Here is a podcast I did with Arizona K-12 Center to give practical tips to beginning a school year with engagement and connection. This information is so helpful for any teacher about to start a new school year. Happy listening!
Season 4: Episode 2: Beginning the School Year Successfully (#23)
In this webinar I cover:
Learn easy and practical strategies for connecting with the “tough students” in your class
Learn ways to motivate your seemingly “lazy students”
Learn a never-before-heard-of guaranteed way to keep students on task when you are covering classes
Need a few easy but effective classroom management tips to build your students up? A few weeks ago, I was invited to be a featured author in Corwin Connect. In this article I explain a few simple adjustments we can make in the classroom tomorrow to have a huge impact on student learning and classroom culture.
We Are Teachers (Interview and Article): 5 Ways to Keep Students Engaged Until the End of the School Year
Do you find yourself struggling to keep your students as engaged as they were in the beginning of the school year? In my latest interview and article I was invited to do with We Are Teachers, I give a few creative ideas that you can transfer to your classroom. I’m excited to say that this interview was viewed by over 46,500 teachers!
Many teachers nationally and even internationally are struggling with this very issue, especially at this time of the school year. As a community of teachers, we can use each other’s ideas for support.
Last week I was contacted by mobile and content writer, blogger, and former teacher Jake Lester. He asked me if he could write an article for my blog on tech tools that can help make us rockstar teachers in the classroom. Of course I had to say yes. In this post, Jake gives a helpful description on 4 Applications that will set us apart from the rest. Enjoy. ~Serena
I am grateful yet again for SmartBrief picking up another article of mine to publish. Here’s my latest on my experience coaching teachers in Botswana. Read the article here:
Greetings subscribers! As most of you know, I was selected to travel to Botswana on a Fulbright Distinguished Teacher Grant. I’m actually sitting at the airport waiting to get on my flight to Gaborone, Botswana and wanted to spread the word that my second article was just picked up by Smartblogs. Thank you to all of you- my subscribers. I appreciate your ongoing support.
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