Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Daily Assignment #75: Planning the 1st Day

The first few days are always a challenge to prepare for.  I hope the suggestions in this video help with your planning.
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Best Effort,

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Daily Assignment #74: Classroom Design

Setting up a classroom can be a daunting task. To begin you might want to draw a floor plan and use pieces of paper to represent the furniture, this will not only save your back but give you a starting point.

In this video I offer some ideas to consider as you begin your planning.

I hope you find this helpful.
Please share this blog with colleagues and friends.
If you haven't already, consider becoming a "Follower".
Best Effort,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Daily Assignment #73: 1st Communication with Parents and Students

Hello Everyone,
I am experimenting with new ways to present my blog.   So, for the first time I am including a webcam video of myself. Hopefully, this works.  Best Effort to me!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Daily Assignment #72: Begin Again

Hello Everyone,
Welcome back to another school year.  I'm sure it feels like the summer zipped by.

I know that some of you have started thinking about the upcoming year and some of you are still in a vacation mode.  So as not to overwhelm you, at this time with a new strategy, I am going to do a bit of a book promotion.

Here goes------

To all teachers, seasoned and new, I have published a very helpful resource book:  Daily Assignment:  70 Effective Teaching Strategies At A Glance.  It's a great book to remind you of those strategies that you may have forgotten, or have never tried.  The perfect book to keep on your desk as a reference for the effective strategy needed to clarify or improve instruction. 

I hope you will take the opportunity to visit this site:   :  I know you will find the book useful in the upcoming year.  (It also makes a wonderful gift for the new or seasoned teacher that you know.)

Best Effort,