In my first few years teaching, I'd dedicate a few days of break to prepping for the next chunk of the school year. Now I've got it down to a science, and it just takes me a few hours. The further I get into teaching, the more I know ACTUAL BREAKS ARE IMPORTANT. Otherwise we'd burn out!
Tag: teacher planning
As I'm getting into the nitty gritty of my planning for this fall (TWO WEEKS TO GO AH!), I'm starting to think about what student outcomes I want this year. I already reflected on last year and revisited my teacher "why." Before I think about what I envision for myself professionally this year, I want to decide what to prioritize for my students.
END-OF-SUMMER TO-DO LIST
I've got two weeks until school starts, so it's now time to really dig in and get some prepping done. Many things are still up in the air, so I'm doing what I can now to help future Julia.
Your Class Scope & Sequence, plus examples!
A scope and sequence for any class is a list of each unit name and the name of each lesson underneath that, in the order you want to teach them. It's often required by school administration but I find it SUPER USEFUL to keep me on track during the year.
Webinar replay: Making a Great Syllabus
https://youtu.be/h60wU4_Y_ew If you're looking for even more planning tips and tricks, grab a copy of my '20-'21 Teacher Planning Workbook!
What to include on your syllabus
The syllabus might be the most underrated document in teaching. It’s often SO boring, but it can be SO useful. Personally, I believe the key to a having a great syllabus is to make it short. Your syllabus should reference the key information for your class, and it should tell students and parents exactly what you expect.
Defining your Curriculum
What is a curriculum? In short, it's what you teach. Ok so you're good to go plan it now, right!? Let me take you through the steps I use to create my curriculum each year.
Summer 2020 Teacher Prep Ideas
"I don't know what the fall is going to look like so what can I even prepare now!?" - all teachers everywhere.
IT’S HERE!! Introducing the ’20-’21 Teacher Planning Workbook
The '20-'21 Teacher Planning Workbook is now LIVE on Amazon. Get your copy today! This workbook outlines the exact process I go through each year when I plan for the upcoming school year. If you're feeling lost or overwhelmed, stop thinking and worrying and just get the workbook! It takes you through every step to [...]
Sneak Peak! ’20-’21 Teacher Planning Workbook
TOMORROW my '20-'21 Teacher Planning Workbook will be live on Amazon! I created this workbook because it's what I want to use to plan for next year. It's full of meaningful reflection questions and space for planning everything from your classroom set-up (if we're in-person), to supplies, to calendars, and even clubs.