The most important time of the school year is the first ten days. Unfortunately, many early career teachers learn the hard way that being unprepared can lead to months of frustration. In this edWebinar, veteran teacher and administrator Shannon Holden described practices, habits, and procedures to set the tone for a successful school year for any teacher!
The most nerve-racking phase of a novice educator’s life is the transition from college student to student-teacher, to teacher. Taking lessons learned in the college setting and applying them in their new “real-world” situation can be a source of confusion and frustration. In this webinar, New Teacher Coach Shannon Holden as presented tips, tricks, and practical advice to help new teachers launch their year – and career – the right way.
One area of concern for new teachers is the large number of students with special needs in their classroom. Many novices do not know how to differentiate their instruction to meet each student’s individual needs. In this webinar, Shannon Holden discussed how to use accommodations and modifications to create an inclusive classroom environment where all students experience success.
The explosion of cool educational apps continues! Companies, students, and administrators realize the power they hold for teaching, learning, gaming, and categorizing information. In this webinar, Edtech Adjunct Instructor Shannon Holden shared his favorite educational apps for 2016.
In September of 2015, we shared strategies to earn respect from students, parents, and colleagues. Webinar attendees had one driving question after the presentation – how do we earn respect from our administrators? Middle School Administrator Shannon Holden shared strategies that novices can use to earn respect from their administration.
The Internet is a giant infosphere of knowledge, information, strategies, and resources. Which resources are useful, and which are not? It can be overwhelming to a novice teacher – or any teacher for that matter! New teacher coach Shannon Holden revealed a list of powerful online educational resources all teachers need to bookmark and keep handy for future use.
Many novice teachers leave the profession because they don’t feel supported. Novice teachers do not get the support and help they need because they don’t know when to ask for help, how to ask for help, and who to ask for help. Middle School Assistant Principal Shannon Holden shared his thoughts on how to find online and offline resources when you need it.
One of the most important tasks for any educator is the building of their professional learning network, or PLN. If done correctly, the PLN can be a source of knowledge, perspective, and feedback that will serve the educator well throughout their career. In this webinar, Shannon Holden demonstrates how administrators, teachers, counselors, and librarians how to begin building an effective and responsive professional learning network.
School districts budget thousands of dollars for teachers to attend state and national conferences, yet novices rarely get to go. Why? They are afraid to ask because they don’t know how to ask. Veteran middle school administrator Shannon Holden showed new teachers how to expand their teacher tool box by attending conferences.
Due to the changing role of the teacher in the 21st Century, educators are not seen by students and parents as “The Keeper of All Knowledge.” This (and other factors) have impacted the level of respect teachers receive from students and their parents. In this webinar, Shannon Holden showed educators how to earn respect in the classroom.
Every teacher has been frustrated by disruptive and disrespectful students at some point in their teaching career. Your success rests on your ability to get your classroom quiet enough so that you can actually teach. Watch new teacher coach Shannon Holden as he showed teachers how to get their classroom back under control.
In this webinar, Shannon Holden presented his top 15 smartphone apps to help teachers get organized, keep track of student grades and behavior, and engage students in the learning process are listed.
In this webinar, Shannon Holden showed novices how to implement formative assessment techniques, and take corrective action with students having difficulty mastering concepts.
The number one reason why new teachers leave the profession is “My administration does not support me.” It seems like administrator support should be a no-brainer – yet it doesn’t always happen. In this webinar, middle school Assistant Principal Shannon Holden showed beginning teachers how to earn the respect, cooperation, and support of their administration.
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.
View the webinar, presented by middle school Assistant Principal Shannon Holden, and learn how to harvest all of the free resources the Internet has to offer.
New technology has helped make classroom management more “manageable” for newbies, and in this webinar, Shannon showed novices how to use the free platform, ClassDojo, to create an efficient classroom environment.
The number one challenge facing you as a novice teacher is the process of establishing yourself as the “authority figure” in your classroom. Unfortunately, implementing your discipline plan the wrong way actually undermines your authority! This webinar explained how to avoid conflicts with parents, students, administrators, and other teachers when implementing your classroom discipline plan.
In the “Olden Days” of education, novice teachers had limited options when looking for assistance with classroom management, lesson planning, and other challenges faced during their first years in the classroom. With the advent of social media, hundreds of experts are available to help at the click of a mouse!
Apps are everywhere, and they can help people deal with ANY situation! In this webinar, Shannon Holden shared apps for all teachers interested in harnessing the power of technology to their advantage.
Fifty percent of new teachers leave the profession within five years of entering the classroom. They report the major reasons for their departure as uneven support and professional development from their school districts. Pre-service preparation often prepares student teachers inadequately for the realities of teaching.
This webinar focused on the benefits of using Co-Teaching programs. The practice of Co-Teaching or Team Teaching was at one time only used to help special education teachers teach students with learning disabilities. As time passed, it was discovered that Co-Teaching helped teachers in ALL settings.
The first years of practice for teachers can be filled with great hope and exhilaration, as well as fatigue and anxiety. Without adequate support, new teachers often struggle through their early days, months, and years in the classroom.
In celebration of Connected Educator Month, this webinar was all about building and growing your Professional Learning Network. Presenter Shannon Holden talked about building lines of communication among educators using social media, online tools, and face to face methods.