As you’ve progressed further in your teaching career, you’ve picked up strategies along the way to make your life easier. We recently asked teachers on our Facebook page to share their best classroom hack with us, and we’re excited to share some of our favorite responses with you!
We’ve taken a brief look at the “what” and the “why” of UDL; now, how do educators start incorporating this model as a foundation of their classroom and instruction? Here are six best practices to keep in mind.
Luckily, there are plenty of resources readily available to help you incorporate a UDL approach in your classroom. Not quite sure where to begin? We’ve compiled some of our favorite (and free!) websites, portals, and online tools to help you get started!
For some of your students, self-confidence in the classroom comes naturally. They tackle new materials head on and know how to get their points across. For your less-confident students, the day-to-day requirements of school can cause anxiety and frustration. They may question their abilities and struggle with the stress of balancing it all. As a teacher, you have the opportunity to positively influence your students and encourage them to feel proud of their abilities and accomplishments.
So, what’s the best solution when district and school budgets are tight? Try applying for a grant! We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of some of the best grants out there for Virginia educators—including state-specific programs, as well as national awards offered by corporations, professional societies, and nonprofit organizations—all organized by application due date*.
So, what can educators do to combat that isolating feeling of being stuck on your own classroom island? Here are five (realistic) ideas to make those critical peer-to-peer connections and build professional relationships that will help you grow.