3. Differentiation: Now that you’ve got a handle on planning and classroom management, it’s time to tackle differentiation. In this video, watch High School Chemistry Teacher Laura Gurick plan and teach a lesson to meet her students’ diverse needs.
4. Mentoring: Teaching can be incredibly challenging. In this video, we see the difference that mentoring can make. Second-year teacher Asia Franks opens up about the struggles of being a beginning teacher and her involvement in a mentoring program that supports new teachers. It’s inspiring to see Ms. Franks receive both actionable suggestions and emotional support from her mentor.
5. Technology: There are so many ways to incorporate technology into lessons that it can seem overwhelming. Watch a first-year teacher receive suggestions from technology coach Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. In addition to recommending ways technology can increase student engagement, Ms. Nussbaum-Beach shares the importance of educators building a virtual personal learning network (PLN).
6. Parent-Teacher Conferences: Interacting with parents takes a whole different skill set than teaching. Learn how to build effective communication skills by watching a beginning teacher receive suggestions from a parent relationship coach.
7. The Formal Observation: Observations can be nerve wracking, especially as a beginning teacher. Calm your nerves by watching this video and learning tips for each step of the observation process: pre-observation, observation, and post-observation.
8. ADHD in the Classroom: In this video, Special Education teacher James McKinstry learns tips for helping students with ADHD. Though these tips are specifically for students with ADHD, they can help all students stay focused.
Watching these videos gives insight into the new teacher experience, but also act as a testament to the power of mentoring. Through their collaboration with mentors and coaches, these new teachers are supported while they grow their practices.