Quick Teacher Tips

Tricks of the Trade #1: Have you ever walked into your classroom after hanging posters and anchor charts on the wall to find them spewed across the floor the next day?!?! I have tried Blue Sticky Tack, duct tape, and hot glue. I.have.tried.EVERYTHING! Then Mavalus Tape came into my life. It is SIMPLY amazing! I purchased my roll of tape from a teacher supply store. It has made hanging items on my brick walls a breeze!

Tricks of the Trade #2: Using screenshots is an effective way for students to have accountability while using technology. Check out this web-based whiteboard. This is a creative way to use technology to have students show their footprints of thinking. Use this tool to have students show conceptual understanding in math or make quick sketches to represent thinking. There are other whiteboard tools that students can use online similarly. Have students use interactive math games online to review math skills and screenshot scores/performance. In this way, an accountability piece is embedded to help provide feedback regarding performance. High scores are a signal that students have grasped the concept. Low scores are a signal for possible remediation of skills.

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