INcompassing Education BlogWelcome! Here we share our thoughts on continuing education and professional development for education professionals.
Can you believe that fall break has come and gone and the holidays are upon us? The weather has finally cooled down and the time outside for recess is no longer a guarantee. We know that all of these factors can lead to less than desirable behaviors from students....
The dreaded professional development for teachers comes every year. All teachers feel frustrated by it at some point. Teachers are required to take part in professional development at the school, district, or national level. It is a part of the requirements for...
The school year is up and running, and you’re probably preparing for the first set of assessments for your class. By now, you’ve likely determined which students need extra…extra help on assignments, extra attention from you, extra activities to keep them challenged and, of course, EXTRA help with behavioral issues! And, then there’s the elusive kid who needs EXTRA of all of the above! So the question is, are you proactive or reactive with your classroom management?
Not everyone can be an excellent educator. It takes a special kind of person to genuinely love a child like they are your own, because that is truly what it takes.
Supporting Educators’ Mental Health- How Education Has Changed Over the Years, Why Support is Needed, and How You Can Help
As the new school year kicks off, students arrive to newly decorated classrooms and (mostly) refreshed and reenergized educators approaching yet another new year armed with new ideas and the optimism only a new school year can bring! “It’s going to be a great year, our best year yet!” we all whisper to ourselves believing that the lessons learned from past classes paired with the information we gained from books and seminars over the summer will be the true difference makers we hope they’ll be! And we’re right on many levels. Things will be different, better, and more student-focused. However, each year, like a mother forgets the pain of childbirth, we, teachers and school staff, forget the physical and mental fatigue that inevitably comes with doing this job well. Alas, it is my suggestion that part of our strategic plan this year from school boards and superintendents to building administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals includes a preventative plan to ensure we care for ourselves, for one another, and strive to protect school staff’s mental health and prevent burnout. In this post, we will walk through how education has changed, why support is needed, and how both administrators and educators can help.
Whether you are a brand new teacher starting out or a seasoned professional, you always need new items for your classroom each year. You might be replacing worn out or missing items or adding some extra items to your home away from home. Below are the top 15 items on Amazon for less than $15 that you can use to freshen up your classroom this school year!