In the midst of this global pandemic, you need a break from your classroom even more than you usually do. Teachers are being asked to do so much more to maintain the health and wellness of their students in addition to the already tall stack of expectations heaped on teachers with curriculum, assessments, and grades. With all the stress that you are under as a teacher, you need to take some time for yourself. Don’t be afraid to use a substitute teacher to give yourself a break.
Eureka Math (a.k.a. Engage NY Math) is an awesome curriculum. However, it can be time consuming to prepare for daily lessons and easy to overlook necessary materials.
Nothing derails a lesson like having to stop in the middle and pull materials out from the cupboard.
If you're interested, they're available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here:
I also have pre-made PowerPoint presentations available as well as workbooks for the Application Problem.
Why am I writing about these kids? Because ninety percent of the time I see them shopping with their parents, they are catatonically holding a device.
Sometimes, though, we need more than surface information. We already know that beginning a question with ‘why’ is a step up from starting with ‘who’ or ‘what’. The answer will likely be deeper, more nuanced, and more thoughtful. Going a step further to employ ‘The Five Whys’ (aka 5Y) strategy, though, will get at the core of the issue.
- Classroom Teacher
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