Hello everyone. Whether you’re reading If Then Creativity to augment your teacher toolbox or to cultivate self-care routines, thank you for joining us this past month.
July’s messages explored ways to assess and analyze our teaching approaches, while taking care to avoid burnout. Experimenting with new teaching tools and techniques helps us grow as teachers, as does finding positive ways to handle challenges and stress. Staying motivated and challenged isn’t about following someone else’s advice, it’s about finding what works best for you. With the right “tools”, we are better equipped to inspire and teach others.
Assess your teaching practices and outlook with the following posts:
- Teacher Self-Assessment: A Checklist for Assessing Your Teaching Performance
- What Teachers Can Learn From In-Class Supervisor Observations
- Signs You Might Be at Risk for Teacher Burnout
- 6 Ways to Reignite Your Fire for Teaching
Improve, organize and prepare with these posts:
- Lesson Plans Revisited: How Veteran Teachers Can Improve Existing Approaches
- Teacher House Cleaning: Determining What Lessons to Keep and Which To Toss
- Teacher Survival Kit: 8 Ways to Avoid School Year Preparation Procrastination
Here are 6 articles about teaching/education/learning I read in July.
- Not one place fits all.
- Many teachers love catching up with their former students.
- Enjoy hours and hours of relaxation with these “Color Our Collections” coloring books.
- Try these 4 ways to collaborate more effectively.
- Here are a few ideas to prepare for the solar eclipse.
- Procrastinators take heart. You are masters of idleness.