A Strategy For Parent Teacher Communication

A Strategy For Parent Teacher Communication

Download the Sunshine Observation Form along with The Sunshine Call What To Say Script and Resources here (no registration required): http://thebusyeducator.com/a-strategy-for-parent-teacher-communication-that-works/ We all like to be praised. We all like to be told something positive. There is nothing more motivating for a student than receiving a positive “sunshine” call from their teacher. Praise from a teacher to a parent of a challenging student becomes very powerful when the first call the parent receives is a positive one. Place yourself in the shoes of this parent who constantly gets phone calls of misbehavior. Be the one to change their thought of the teacher phone call. If your first call is a positive one, you will have them on your side when you need them later for any student misbehavior.
MarjanG
Teachers — Don’t Break These Social Media Rules

Teachers — Don’t Break These Social Media Rules

In the age of smartphones and social media, almost all students are on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. So are many school principals and other school faculty. There have been news stories about teachers being fired for inappropriate social media updates. In such a scenario, it’s very important to understand some basic social media rules that apply to teachers. Visit www.TheBusyEducator.com for more information.
MarjanG
How Social Media Can Help You In Your Teaching Job Hunt

How Social Media Can Help You In Your Teaching Job Hunt

Hello Busy Educator! How Social Media Can Help You in Your Teaching Job Hunt When it comes to job hunting, sometimes prospective teachers don’t use social media very well. And this can become their weak point. Social media is as important in teaching as in any other industry. Your social networking profile is like your informal resume. So, keep only those things on it that you would like to share with everyone. Teachers have to maintain a leading role so it’s best to keep your profile clean and professional. Here are some ways in which social media can help your job hunt. For more information, please visit www.TheBusyEducator.com
MarjanG
Workload Reduction Stratgey

Workload Reduction Stratgey

This flowchart is designed to stimulate and guide discussion on workload issues. It can be used as a stand-alone resource, or as part of your wider work on workload. Includes the image in black and white and in colour, as a JPEG, PDF and PPT.
Schoolwell
Back To School : Back To School Starter & Plenaries

Back To School : Back To School Starter & Plenaries

Never plan a starter or a plenary again with this fantastic selection of starter and plenary resources. A perfect back to school bundle!! If you review this resource we will give you another resource for FREE. We hope that you enjoy this resource! We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: on Tes TeachElite’s Shop click the’Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. You can find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachEliteRE and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachElite/
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Danielson Evaluation Framework Tracking Form

Danielson Evaluation Framework Tracking Form

Keep your observations, evaluations, and feedback organized in this simple and colored coded graphic organizer that tracks your data from the Danielson Evaluation Framework. Though these domains were not meant to be used for observations, it is often implemented with that purpose. This clearly labelled and well-organized template allows you to track your areas of growth, area os need, and change over time. Be sure to check out our “Danielson Evaluation Framework Reference Guide with Key Components” as well!
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Removal of ability grouping - Powerpoint for staff meeting

Removal of ability grouping - Powerpoint for staff meeting

Ideal if your school is moving to the Mastery approach in maths or wants to adapt to teach the new curriculum effectively. Modern research indicates that ability grouping is actually damaging and caps progress. This powerpoint provides examples of evidence from the latest research and has notes for the presenter. Staff are encouraged to consider the impact of grouping and consider the alternatives. Good for SLT or class teachers who want to improve their practice.
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Head Space- Wellbeing Newsletters (Volume 1 and 2!) for parents, staff and children!

Head Space- Wellbeing Newsletters (Volume 1 and 2!) for parents, staff and children!

These wellbeing newsletters have gone down a storm, with all teachers, parents, children and leadership! Due to popular demand Volume 2 for the next academic year has now been created! This pack contains Volume 1 and Volume 2 of our monthly, editable newsletters, based on wellbeing, for every month of the academic year. Each newsletter is double sided with an adult zone and kids zone! Use these monthly newsletters to support the parents, children and staff of your school in gaining improved self esteem, resilience, wellbeing, confidence and motivation, in order to achieve an emotionally healthy school.
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Emotionally Healthy Schools- Wellbeing Newsletters (Volume 2) for parents, staff and children!

Emotionally Healthy Schools- Wellbeing Newsletters (Volume 2) for parents, staff and children!

These wellbeing newsletters have gone down a storm, with all teachers, parents, children and leadership! Due to popular demand Volume 2 for the next academic year has now been created! Volume 1 (September-July) are also available from my TES shop. This pack contains Volume 2 of our monthly, editable newsletters, based on wellbeing, for every month of the academic year. Each newsletter is double sided with an adult zone and kids zone! Use these monthly newsletters to support the parents, children and staff of your school in gaining improved self esteem, resilience, wellbeing, confidence and motivation, in order to achieve an emotionally healthy school.
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2 and 5 Minute Forums - Professional Development

2 and 5 Minute Forums - Professional Development

The aim of the forums are for practitioners to share their knowledge and skills with their colleagues in order to promote good practice that is taking place within the school. • Practitioners select an idea , lesson, system or strategy that works well within their classroom. • They document a summarised version of the key information onto this sheet. • They present their idea, usually in 2 minutes or 5 minutes. • These sheets are passed out as a hand-out to their colleagues so they can review the summarised information, follow up on some ideas themselves and know who to contact to find out further information. This Pack includes: 2 Minute Forum template 5 Minute Forum template Completed example template Information about how the forums work
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SMART Notebook 18 Handbook

SMART Notebook 18 Handbook

This document contains instructions on how to use the features in SMART Notebook 18 and how to get the most out of your SMART Board. It also contains suggestions of how to use the different tools to enhance your lessons and support pupil learning. Topics covered include: how to set page backgrounds and default fonts how to insert Maths symbols how to use measurement tool what the different pens do how to draw irregular shapes and display shape angles and lengths how to use the infinite cloner and dice how to use SMART Blocks how to use the Activity Builder how to use SMART Lab activities how to use personal devices with SMART Lab activities
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What to Do After the Teaching Interview

What to Do After the Teaching Interview

What to Do After the Teaching Interview Congratulations for completing your job interview. Now that it’s over, you have to sit back and wait for their call, right? Well actually, there’s a lot you can do. It’s always a good idea to follow up to increase your chances of being hired. Even if you think you did really well (or really bad) in the interview, it doesn’t harm in following up. How to follow up? Stay tune! For more information, visit www.TheBusyEducator.com
MarjanG
Growth Mindset Display

Growth Mindset Display

The idea of the display is to encourage students to change their vocabulary. The display is firmly based on the work of Carol Dweck and the idea of fixed and growth mindsets. The display is based on famous individuals who had growth mindsets and using their vocabulary to enhance the learning of the students and to encourage them to put in effort and to try. There is also an opportunity for a mistake and success board as seen in the picture as the central theme of the display, this is where you as a teacher can highlight both successful work and good mistakes. The idea being both really good work and work with lots of mistakes make it to the board, and the students see mistakes and successes as one and the same - There is an image attached to show how this works.
allred
What Are Principals Looking For In You?

What Are Principals Looking For In You?

Hello Busy Educator! What Principals Are Looking For In You So you’re looking for a teaching job. To be selected for it, you have to be chosen by the Human Resources team of the school or college. The principal of the organization is generally the main member of that team. What exactly is the principal looking for in a prospective teacher? Here’s what principals are saying: For more information, please go to: www.TheBusyEducator.com
MarjanG
Dealing with parents

Dealing with parents

Notes for a staff meeting I led, based on a course I attended on ‘Managing Difficult Parents’. Top tips on how to stay calm and professional when dealing with parents on a day to day basis, and when facing difficult issues. Please leave a review and look at my other resources.
CLM75
Answers to Top 5 Questions They Ask in a Teaching Interview

Answers to Top 5 Questions They Ask in a Teaching Interview

Answers to Top 5 Questions They Ask in a Teaching Interview If you’ve been called for a teaching interview, you should start preparing right away. While they might ask you questions about your subject, there are also some questions about your personality. These Human Resource questions are very generic and have no right or wrong answers. They reflect your communication skills and presence of mind. Make sure you prepare for them before appearing for the interview. Here are some common questions asked in a teaching interview. For more information, visit our website: www.TheBusyEducator.com
MarjanG
How to be a brilliant private tutor  - Everything you need to know about setting up as a tutor

How to be a brilliant private tutor - Everything you need to know about setting up as a tutor

Have you ever considered working as a private tutor? Maybe you have specialist knowledge of a subject or skill, or prior teaching experience? If so, tutoring could be for you. the demand for private tutors across all subjects and age groups is growing. With the option of flexible working patterns and the opportunity to share enthusiasm for a subject you love, tutoring can be an appealing choice of career, or a source of extra income. This book offers a wealth of practical insights and strategies, including: How to set up as a private tutor Working for a tutoring agency Finding tutoring work Planning and preparing tutoring work Giving feedback Assessing students’ progress Working with students with additional learning needs Teaching study skills Teaching reading and writing skills across subjects Overcoming common difficulties This is the PDF format of the book. An e-book version for Kindle is also available on Amazon. Published by Crooked Steeple, 2018.
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Top 15 Questions They Ask in a Teaching Interview

Top 15 Questions They Ask in a Teaching Interview

Top 15 Questions They Ask in a Teaching Interview It’s a good bet that one or more of these questions will be asked of you during a teaching interview. It’s a good idea to prepare answers for these questions. For more information: www.TheBusyEducator.com
MarjanG
End of Project/Topic - Student Self Evaluation

End of Project/Topic - Student Self Evaluation

An easy to use template to use for students to record their own evaluations at the end of project, unit or topic. Students can log their reflections of their own progress and comment of their views of assessment.
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Teachers Feedback/Marking Self-Reflection Activity

Teachers Feedback/Marking Self-Reflection Activity

This is a great activity to reflect on the effectiveness your marking and feedback. This activity can also be used to reflect on the practices of a subject area or phase. It includes questions around effective practices and the impact on teacher workload.
gstrong
Stress: Self-Belief Survey

Stress: Self-Belief Survey

Teaching is a challenging profession. It needs high levels of emotional and sometimes physical input. This is part of the explanation why it can be therefore so rewarding. However, prolonged exposure to this atmosphere can escort people to the condition we call stress– fundamentally a negative state that can be defined as ‘an assault on self’. Stress is a negative feeling state which has both psychological and physical components. The scale on the self-belief survey is an sign of the amount to which individuals feel they can accomplish a range of professional goals. Research has shown that those people with a higher than justified self-belief tend to cope better than those with realistic or low levels of self-effectiveness. High scores on questions 1-3, 5 and 7-10 and low scores on 4, 6, 11 indicate upbeat self-beliefs (and vice versa). Look through the responses you have received from your department and allow for additional responses specific to the feedback received, and to your particular school or department. Based on this feedback, the following causes of stress are most likely to be identified; • Lack of ownership of key decisions. • Limited control over professional development. • Not being valued by students or leaders. • Poor health. • Personal circumstances.
gstrong
Stress: Lifestyle Survey

Stress: Lifestyle Survey

It is worth recognising the importance that our lifestyle has on our ability to cope with pressure, particularly if we have made recent changes to it. Frequently, those parts of our life which provide a balance to work activities become eroded because of perceived additional demands from our chosen occupation equally, we can find ourselves over-doing or under-doing an activity which has a direct relationship to health or physical image. Drinking, smoking, exercise and diet are obvious factors here. You and/or staff in your department should fill in the form and monitor any changes over time to support staff. This survey considers some key aspects of lifestyle.
gstrong
CPD Workshop Activity: Team Review

CPD Workshop Activity: Team Review

Team Review Workshop is an activity ready-made for any team meeting. You can run in virtually any situation. It helps you build a shared understanding within a team about what’s working well, areas in need of improvement and areas of opportunity. It’s a great way to get a team ready to do some positive action planning. There’s very little facilitation involved as it’s easy for people to grasp what they have to do and why they’re doing it. It’s transparent, democratic and a great stimulator of conversation within the group. Dotmocracy, the method used for prioritization of the resulting themes, is a popular technique for voting within groups using dot stickers. It’s also known as “dot-voting”, “multi-voting” or “voting with dots”.
gstrong
– Yes, Teachers Can be Great Entrepreneurs

– Yes, Teachers Can be Great Entrepreneurs

Being a Business Leader – Yes, Teachers Can be Great Entrepreneurs If you’re a teacher, this title might have taken you by surprise. Teachers and entrepreneurs? What kind of business can teachers do? Sell their lessons? Well, in fact, yes, and much much more. Actually, you can be a successful businessperson and very easily. As you have taught students, you have gained several skills that will help you open your own startup. For more information, please go to www.TheBusyEducator.com
MarjanG
Back To School : Back To School  AFL / AFL Kit

Back To School : Back To School AFL / AFL Kit

The ULTIMATE Lesson afl kit for your class. If you review this resource we will give you another resource for FREE.<br /> <br /> We hope that you enjoy this resource! We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: on Tes <a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TeachElite”>TeachElite’s Shop</a> click the’Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. <br /> <br /> You can find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachEliteRE<br /> and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachElite/
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Five Whys CPD- A tool for quickly getting to the ‘root causes’

Five Whys CPD- A tool for quickly getting to the ‘root causes’

A CPD tool for quickly getting to the‘root causes’ of an issue before developing solutions. A great team-builder because it gets the group’s buy-in as part of the process Objectives To help the team understand all the causal factors that have a bearing on an issue / problem (i.e. fix the real problem rather than treating the symptoms
gstrong
A comprehensive KS3 intervention writing skills programme with staff training.

A comprehensive KS3 intervention writing skills programme with staff training.

I am pleased to share with you a full intervention programme that I used for several years to tackle under-performance in writing at KS3 - a key areas of focus for a lot of pupils. The programme begins with a very brief training session that you deliver to your staff. This is an introduction to the extra, mini assessment that pupils sit at the start of each half-term in various skills - sentence types (SP1), punctuation (SP2) and spelling (SUM1). Pupils sit the assessment at the start of the half-term and resit the SAME assessment at the end of the half-term to see if they have improved their points score. The assessment is a 10 minute task. There is no assessment for spelling in SUM1 so a score out of 5 will need to be given for pupils’ book work at the start of the term and then at the end. Ensure that your staff mark the ‘first attempt’ within a few days so pupils know their score and can fill out their ‘record sheet’. Pupils stick the record sheet in their books and there is space to set achievable targets. Emphasise to your staff that the marking is really quick. Get staff to record scores out of 5 on a simple database. Pupils will then repeat the SAME assessment at the end of the half-term to see if they have improved their score. Pupils get a score out of 15 at the end of the year. Throughout that specific term’s focus, ensure that your staff work on these areas (sentence types, punctuation, spelling). I have included a full intervention mini scheme for all of the specific areas - this includes mini tasks on sentence types and punctuation that are thorough and engaging. These tasks allow pupils to make accelerated progress in these areas and can be used in conjunction with any scheme of work and can be inserted into the start of any lesson. I have also included two withdrawal intervention sessions that can be delivered to small withdrawal groups near the end of the programme. I have also included a full and comprehensive training PowerPoint that can be used to train staff on intervening effectively within the classroom. This intervention scheme is an absolute must-have for any Head of English and is accessible for all pupils of all different range of abilities. By the end of the programme, a huge majority of KS3 had made accelerated progress in writing and the scheme set Year 9 up with a high-standard of writing in preparation for KS4.
gonchhollo
Classroom Tools Mega Bundle

Classroom Tools Mega Bundle

All the classroom tools you need to manage your classes! From amendable AFL and Dirt Time materials to target setting, behaviour management and rewards, seating plans and laying down your classroom rules. All these classroom tools can be used in any subject and many are particularly useful for Tutor Time too. Loads more classroom tools and whole school materials at my shop: EC RESOURCES
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Learning Walk Template

Learning Walk Template

A simple book look / learning walk template which can be used for any subject. Contains word and PDF version. The focus for this is on assessment of students’ work in books rather than classroom atmosphere/lesson observation. Check out loads more free or inexpensive resources for a range of subjects here.
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Easy Lesson Plan

Easy Lesson Plan

A simple lesson planning template which can be used for any subject. Contains word and PDF version. Check out loads more free or inexpensive resources for a range of subjects here.
EC_Resources
Differentiation for Active Learning CPD - Wonder Based

Differentiation for Active Learning CPD - Wonder Based

A 1/2 day CPD workshop based on the text Wonder to build classroom activities for a range of levels and subjects. Big Question: How can I apply this to my classes Objectives: Apply differentiation to a range of activities Identify effect questioning strategies for each learner Adapt a range of activities for their own subject Encourage reflective practice in their learners
DannyMcc
Stop Asking and Start Telling: How To Get Kids To Do What They Are Told To Do With a Good Attitude

Stop Asking and Start Telling: How To Get Kids To Do What They Are Told To Do With a Good Attitude

STOP asking and Start Telling. If you want students to comply you have to stop giving choices and tell students exactly what you want them to do. Choices are something we all want and should be offered at times, but when there is a specific behavior you that you want your students to exhibit allowing choice only promotes confusion on the part of the students and frustration for the teacher. Compliance before choice is something that all students should understand. Students can’t say and do what they want when they want to do it. This 13 page guide provides instructions on how to do it with illustrations from the authors life and provides the language that will empower the teacher and create a positive school climate.
JamesHBurns
Estrangement 4 Pack = It's the NEW Silent Social Epidemic. Learn More Now!

Estrangement 4 Pack = It's the NEW Silent Social Epidemic. Learn More Now!

READ UP ON ESTRANGEMENT! It has become one of the fastest growing dysfunctional social epidemics! Besides the $avings on this 4-pack, these 4 books are a must read for every parent AND adult child that is approaching- or is in the midst of an estrangement arrangement. Coping strategies, getting support, exploring options to life choices, and all topics concerning estrangement are discussed openly. From beginning to end read one woman’s unforgettable journey to know that impossible dreams do come true. Estrangement is one of the largest growing segments known as the “Silent Epidemic”. If you have been touched by this anomaly these books are slated for you! This 4-Pack is offers savings when purchasing the bundle.The insights found in each of the 4 books are invaluable, and a healing resource to know you are not alone.
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TOP Teacher TEMPLATES for SECONDARY CLASSroom MANAGEMENT *Bundled $avings!

TOP Teacher TEMPLATES for SECONDARY CLASSroom MANAGEMENT *Bundled $avings!

Stay on task with these Classroom Management Templates! AWESOME Teacher HELPERS Packed with Purpose! *Teacher-Student Targeted Templates NO Prep Printables Tasks for Student Organization Core Time Saving Templates EDITABLE Word Docs, PPTs & PDFs Made Especially for Teachers BY a Teacher! Check Out the Individual Products Included Below: ** Open House with 3 Customizable Templates in Word ** Daily Opening Class Planner -Editable + Generic for all Subjects
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