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TnT 23 What to look for and notice when examining student demographics

On the first day of school, neither you nor your students know much about each other. However, looking at their demographic data prior to that initial meeting can help you get a clearer picture of their particular circumstances. From their socioeconomic status to their English language proficiency, you can use this data before the school year starts to start planning culturally responsive lessons. Here are the particular data points I look at and how I use that information to guide my teaching.

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TnT 22 Five types of data you must collect at the beginning of the school year

At the beginning of the school year, many teachers prioritize tasks such as setting up their classroom, going over the curriculum, working on their syllabus, and ironing out classroom procedures and policies. But do they spend the same amount of energy examining student data? Teachers can’t effectively differentiate and measure student growth without first collecting and analyzing data. Here are the five types of data that are essential for back-to-school.

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TnT 21 Sam Fecich’s tips on how preservice teachers can make the most of their education

Preservice teachers have a unique task of cramming as much information and experience on pedagogy, classroom management, educational technology, and much more. How can they leverage what they learn in their credentialing programs so that they have a higher chance of success? Dr. Sam Fecich dives into the core essentials and even has even created a resource to inspire and guide hopeful educators.

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Where to find Sam:

    1. Her website: sfecich.com
    2. Twitter: @Sfecich 
    3. Instagram: @Sfecich
    4. Her Edumagic Podcast

 

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TnT 20 Mindset matters: how your mindset becomes your reality in the classroom

It’s no secret that teaching is a rewarding but difficult job. Many teachers go into the career only to become overwhelmed, disillusioned, disheartened, and lost. Could have this been prevented? Possibly, but only if they had examined their own mindset and determined if they were truly ready for the challenges of teaching.

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Questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you a blamer?
  • Do you have thick skin?
  • Do you like the sounds of kids’ voices more than your own?
  • When was the last time someone changed your mind?
  • Are your educational policies, procedures, and philosophies truly serving students and learning?

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TnT 19 Mari Venturino takes on Twitter as a teacher

Most new teachers have experience using social media, but are they taking advantage of the on-demand professional development and support? Mari Venturino dives into how Twitter can be the PD you’re looking for to grow and become confident as an educator.

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Sentence frames for tweeting about teaching:

One new thing I tried in my class today was ____ and it went _____.

One thing I’m excited about next week is _____.

One thing I am working on or trying to grow in is _____.

One of my goals is ______.

Has anyone done ______ with their students?

Where to find Mari:

Her blog: https://mariventurino.com/

Twitter: @MsVenturino

Instagram: MsVenturino

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