Tools And Ideas
Tools and Ideas
Practical information and resources for educators
All grade levels explore ways to live responsibly with these lessons, projects, activities, and games.
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Kate Ortiz says, “Katelynn, your situation is a perfect example of the need for mentors for beginning teachers. My first year with 7th graders started out rocky, even though I had taught successfully for many years before that. Here are the things that helped my students get more engaged in their learning and be more respectful: First, learn their names. I was overwhelmed with the number of students I saw each day, having been used to elementary classes, and I didn't make learning their names a priority. Once I realized that I needed to do that, things went much better. Second, greet them at the door…”
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