BEST PRACTICES FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL
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Are you planning on following these best practices in the upcoming year? #best practices #teacherpd

  1. Make sure every student feels welcomed by greeting them at the door. 
  2. Make sure you smile and make eye contact. 
  3. Learn your students names early by saying them often. 
  4. Use collaborative strategies in your class like think, pair, share and jigsaw groupings. 
  5. Remember that relationships have more return than anything else.  Build them. 
  6. Make sure you ditch your desk time and interact with the students throughout the lesson. 
  7. Make sure you know your standards and plan around meeting those standards. 
  8. Give real world examples before when you explain new concepts.  This will help anchor student background knowledge. 
  9. Get feedback from your students about how things are going.  Make sure you get a variety of student voices to ensure ALL students are represented. 
  10. Rest!  Go home and do something fun with your friends or family at the end of each day.  Teaching is tiring and you need to recharge. You cannot give anything from an empty cup! 

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Do you have students that fidget and twist and cannot keep still?  Well, I would be one of those students. I have been in education for almost 20 years and I have learned a few tricks that really help to keep me occupied so that I do not have to get up and walk around.  My ADHD kicks in when I have to sit and listen quietly for long periods of time (does this sound familiar)?  It also kicks in when I get nervous or I am in a new situation or environment.  I am 40 years old and have used this product for years.  The cost is ridiculously cheap and works.  
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Last month, I emailed you about a new project I was working on to help teachers Master Lesson Planning.  I'm excited to announce that IT'S FINISHED, and you have the opportunity to get it today at a discount and a coupon!

I know that many teachers struggle with having limited time, being overwhelmed by planning lessons aligned to high level standards, breaking down data, providing remediation, and staying organized throughout it all.  I completely understand, I have felt the same way that you do and have spent years putting together simple step-by-step processes for planning.  Over the years I have created so many step-by-step processes that I have used when working with teachers to plan lessons that are engaging, aligned to standards, meet the needs of diverse learners, and ensure assessments are used to provide data. I was overwhelmed with the expectations to differentiate, keep all students engaged, ensure standards were taught and assessed, and know all the different teacher jargon.  It was a bit consuming of my time. As I worked on these skills, I realized I had a knack for making complicated processes simple.  I begin to not only have success with my own planning, but I found myself helping other teachers to plan as well. 

I know that these steps, tips, and reference pages will help make your job a bit less overwhelming.  

These processes led to great gains in student achievement and I ended up becoming a curriculum specialist that worked with teachers across the state.  

Then I became a school administrator where our school has shown gains by using many of these processes I have shared with my teachers. 

Inside this course, you'll find everything you need to Master Lesson Planning and prepare for a successful classroom.  Every video lesson, guide, and printable resource is meant to simplify the process for you. This course will set you up to plan, engage, assess, remediate, and stay organized with complete ease.
·      Module 1: Know Your Standards
·      Module 2: Pacing Your Lesson
·      Module 3: Planning Engaging Lessons
·      Module 4: Assessments & Remediation
·      Module 5: Observations & Reflections
·      Module 6: Classroom Environment
·      Module 7: Organization

The regular price of this course is $150 marked down to $75 or payments of $40each.  
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I can't wait to give you the tools and support that you need to Master Lesson Planning and have a great schoolyear. If you have any questions at all, reply to this email. 


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I'm working on a new project that I know is going to affect classrooms all around the world!
I've shared a lot of information on Lesson Planning with teachers like you on my website. I know that you need more step-by-step examples than I can give in written form. For this reason, I'm working on a complete online course that will make you a MASTER at LESSON PLANNING.
Inside this course, you'll find everything you need to plan a rich lesson aligned to standards & appropriately paced . Every video lesson, guide, and printable resource is meant to simplify the process for you. This course will set you up to MASTER LESSON PLANNING with complete ease.
Does this sound like something you might be interested in? If so, sign up for my waitlist to be notified when the course is ready to join. 
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Hello Friends, 

In the past few years I have worked with new and experienced teachers as they plan their way through the changing standards and expectations of lesson planning. This month I am working on something really exciting to walk new and experienced teachers through a step-by-step process of planning.  I want to make sure I am meeting the needs of both new and experienced teachers, so I’d love to get some feedback.  If you have a moment, I would love for you to fill out this quick survey about what you may need the most assistance with.  


I will be sending out emails about this project over the next few months, so stay tuned for more information and resources coming your way after I have analyzed your survey results.  
Thank your for taking the time to help me make a product that will make planning a little easier.  

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Digital Escape Room for Secondary Classrooms: Quick Tips

What are Digital Escape Rooms? 

Digital Escape Rooms are activities that students complete in order to get a code to move from Room (Activity) to Room (Activity).  Each code is inputted into a Google Form which will lead them to a link to the next room.  Once students have progressed through the Breakout Rooms, they will be able to ESCAPE.

Key Terms for Digital Breakout Rooms: 

Google Form: A link to a document that allows students to input codes move through the Digital Escape Room.  This allows the activity to be student led and the teacher does not have the check codes, but can just facilitate assisting students with the activities in the Breakout Rooms.
Breakout Room: Activity that must be completed to get access to a SECRET CODE.
Code: A SECRET sequence of letters or numbers that must be inputted into the Google Form to gain access to the next Breakout Room or the final Breakout Room.

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Why should I use a Digital Escape Room over a paper escape room? 

Well, if you are looking for an activity that requires ZERO center prep, ZERO copying, and ZERO color-coding, then Digital Escape Rooms are for you.  However, sometimes the personality of your class dictates which type of escape room is best.  In my experience, even if you are not comfortable and it is out of your realm of knowledge, the kids LOVE them and they are pretty savvy about figuring out how to navigate the system.

How do I ensure a smooth Digital Escape Room experience? 

A few tips to make sure your Digital Escape Room lesson runs smoothly:
  • Make sure you read the teacher instructions thoroughly.  
  • Make sure you click on each link and understand how each activity works. 
  • Make sure you have clicked on the Google Form and you know how to share the link and have students use the link.  
  • When you assign the activity to students, open each activity and explain what is expected in order for them to get the needed CODE.  
  • You might even want to try and Escape yourself.   

I just finished my first Constitution Digital Escape Room.  I am so excited about it.  It covers several key topics and will make learning about the structure and background of the constitution fun!
  • Found Fathers
  • Structure of Constitution and Mini Quiz
  • Constitutional Principles and Constitutional Parts
  • Preamble Meaning 
  • Constitution Vocabulary Puzzle 
  • Teacher Instructions for ways to use this resource.
  • Teacher Instructions with links and instructions for how to set up this resource.
  • Student instruction page with detailed instructions.
  • Student grading sheet for recording CODES and points assigned by teacher.


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