CHS Faculty Newsletter - September

Professional Learning Opportunities

Read, renew, and recharge . . .

Looking for ideas to support your teaching? Check out these articles for trends and tricks from the education world to enhance your efforts in the classroom. Enjoy!

11 Habits Of An Effective Teacher

The teacher who wants to be an inspiration to others. The teacher who is happy with his/her job at all times. The teacher that every other child in the school would love to have. The teacher that kids remember for the rest of their lives. Are you that teacher? Read on and learn 11 effective habits of an effective teacher.

5 Ways To Help Your Students Be Better Questioners

Working within an answers-based education system, and in a culture where questioning may be seen as a sign of weakness, teachers must go out of their way to create conditions conducive to inquiry. Here are some suggestions (based on input from question-friendly teachers, schools, programs, and organizations) on how to encourage more questioning in the classroom and hopefully, beyond it.

How to Engage Underperforming Students

The educators have developed an instructional model called Interactive Learning (IL). It is a collection of their ten best practices, which they call their non-negotiables, and teachers must implement them in every lesson, every day.

53 Ways to Check for Understanding

This big, printable list of [formative] assessment strategies will help you identify new ways to check for understanding and verify what students have learned.

Find Your Teaching Legs

Back in January 2001, I was a fresh teacher who happened to begin her career during the second semester of the school year. I stood in that primary science classroom with a welcome package of bulletin board paper, a grade book, and some keys in my arms, and said out loud, "What do I do, now?"