“Teacher professional development,” by Beth Lewis

Friday, August 6, 2010. We are grateful today for Beth’s guest article about teacher professional development. When teachers actively learn to attend to their own balance as professionals and as human beings, they are better able to help their students to actively learn to attend to their balance as well. – Doc Meek

From Beth Lewis, your Guide to Elementary Education

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Professional Growth and Development

Professional Development resources that help you be your best professionally. The best teachers are reflective, always striving to better themselves and their practices. Here’s what you need to know to take your teaching to the next level!
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Every effective teacher has an educational philosophy to guide his or her instruction and outlook. What is your Educational Philosophy?

Job Sharing Pros and Cons

Is Job Sharing the right choice for your teaching career? Here’s a look at the pros and cons of sharing a contract with another teacher.

Six Traits of Successful Teachers

Successful teachers share these six key traits. Cultivate these attributes in yourself to maximize your effectiveness in the classroom.

Tips for Succesful Interactions in the Teacher’s Lounge

Make sure your interactions in the teacher’s lounge are geared toward achieving the same success you create behind your classroom walls.

How To Deal With A Problem Principal

If you sense growing tension with a problem administrator, you must be proactive. Here’s how to do it…

The Value of Self-Reflection

Why teachers should pause and relfect on the successes and shortcomings of the previous school year as a new year begins.

Tutoring on the Side: How to Get Started – Become A Neighborhood Tutor

It’s easier than you might think to start a tutoring business in your neighborhood. Whether you’re ready to tutor on the side or just take a break from the classroom, your education experience and skills lend themselves perfectly to tutoring. Let me offers you some tips and strategies for success.

Tutoring On The Side – How to Be Effective and Organized

Part 2 of my article on how to set up a tutoring business on the side if you’re a teacher.

Tutoring on the Side: How to Get Started

Have you ever considered tutoring in addition to your classroom duties? Tutoring can be a lucrative and personally rewarding venture that takes the best of teaching and combines it with the convenience of designing your own schedule.

Make the Most of Your Summer

Make the Most of Your Summer

Your Summer: To Do List or Trashy Novel?

Every summer, we can choose to keep moving or slow down and recuperate. What are the pressing issues you must consider in order to make this decision?

Profession Reading for the Summer Months

Profession Reading for the Summer Months

Knowledge Loom

Investigates best practices in teaching and learning so that you can use them to create your own models that work.

Mighty Mentors

Teaching is difficult, especially in the beginning of your career. Get a mentor (or be one!) through this great site.

The National Teachers Hall of Fame

Of course, countless others deserve this honor, but here are the official winners.

National Center for Educational Statistics

The latest information to inform your teaching practices.

Job Sharing – Share Your Opinions About Teachers Job Sharing …

There are many pros and cons to teachers job sharing. If you’ve job shared before (or are just passionate about the topic), share your opinions and insights with other educators who may be thinking about taking the job sharing plunge. …………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Thank you Beth!

Blessings, Doc Meek,Friday, August 6, 2010, at Super 8 Motel (they have a guest computer in the lobby!), Dillon, Montana, USA

P.S. Still heading north for Canada today, Aug 6, so we’ll see if I can find a computer on the road somewhere again to post tomorrow’s article. 😮 ———————————–

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