It’s Been a While…I’ve Been Growing

Over the holiday break, I really started to think of what I can do to try to make it easier on other teachers and administrators even if doing the smallest of things to help. I know that many teachers use agenda templates to start their day. I’m fairly good at PowerPoint and Google Slides, so I’m going to give it a go!

I have had aTpT page forever , but I have been too afraid to use it to sell items. I finally had enough courage to upload my first slides in the store. I did this after watching a bazillion YouTube, Instagram, and Tiktok videos motivating me to JUST DO IT! For what’s it’s worth, it was super easy!

Head on over my TpT page and grab it for free.

http://January 9-13 Agenda Slides with National Day by EduTidbits on Teachers Pay Teachers

http://January 3-6 Agenda Slides w/ National day by EduTidbits on Teachers Pay Teachers

Hope everyone has a great New Year!

Happy New Year! Out with the old, and in with the new.

That saying of out with the old and in with the new can be good in some cases, but I am a strong proponent for helping others. When it comes to teaching, administrators should want to help teachers grow in their craft. A good friend once told me that if you don’t grow, then you need to go. I think everyone, deep inside, wants to do well in their profession. I also think that some people are afraid of certain professional development opportunities. While many teachers jump at the idea of getting more training, I have seen some teachers over the years shy away from opportunities. I know that those pushing it away are the ones that typically need it the most. As an administrator, I take the time to have serious conversations about growth and reflection with the teacher that snubs PD. During the discussion, we cut to the bone and figure out what is truly needed to remain on top in the field. It’s not really out with the old, but perhaps a detour of hope. If that doesn’t pan out and they still are not willing to grow, then that leads to the other tough conversation of going. Fill the old with newer and better than what left! Surround yourself with quality and greatness. It’s what is best for the kids and the system as a whole. Happy 2015!