1) The Wise & Witty Teacher
Victoria has come up with a brilliant idea (in my honest opinion) for a planner that allows for flexibility (which is important when being a teacher) and is visually easy to see what is happening. I am a very visual learner, followed by a hands-on learner. I am currently stuck at work but am excited to go home and get started on my new fun project.
2) Everybody is a Genius ( I think she might be from Seattle)
Sarah is an 8 year teacher and teaches middle school math. How more perfect is that for me when I was looking for lesson planners? I like how she set up her binder. Just read this blurb from her blog:
"So inside each section is first the pacing guide from my school. Then in each section I print every lesson plan on a separate, colored piece of paper. After the lesson plan is any and all materials I may need to go with the lesson. Worksheets and tests and such get hole punched. Things like foldables or station activities go inside sheet protectors. For everything that goes in, I also try to include an answer copy or rubric right behind it. When I'm grading assignments or need to make an extra copy of something I know exactly where to look."
Isn't that coolest idea? I mean...really...right there at your finger tips. What a great idea for a new teacher who will no doubt have a ton of ideas floating around in her brain.
Well, Happy New Year 2014