The best practices of educating students are constantly changing, and teachers need to stay connected with colleagues in order to keep up with the changing times. One of the best ways to do this is to attend state and national conferences.
According to Hattie (2009), who did a meta-analysis of hundreds of studies, formative assessment is in the Top 10 of effective teacher practices. So, the question becomes “How and when do I do formative assessments to maximize their effectiveness?”
Most teachers take a “legal issues” class in college, but they face a variety of issues they aren’t prepared for when they begin their teaching career. What you don’t know CAN hurt you if you take the wrong approach to student searches, freedom of speech, and dress code issues.
edWeb community, New Teacher Help, held this webinar on apps for all teachers interested in harnessing the power of technology to their advantage.
Preservice preparation often prepares student teachers inadequately for the realities of teaching. New teachers can receive much-needed support by connecting with practicing teachers and building a support network BEFORE they enter the classroom.