6-12 Teacher Talk October 2019

Teacher Tip: Find a Positive Tribe

“Why is it that in every single school, there are both teachers who love their work and teachers who have grown bitter?” asks Chase Mielke, author of A Letter to New Teachers. “These teachers often work with the same students, in the same conditions, for the same number of days each year. One of the best things you can do as a teacher is look for the colleagues in your building who still love what they do.”

Stock Market Game

  • Incorporates ELA, math, and critical thinking
  • Great bell ringer activity or instructional use
  • Available grades 4-12
  • Promotes teamwork and collaboration
  • Teacher support materials and PD
  • Competitive or non-competitive "seasons"
  • Learn More Here
Children are not distractions from more important works. They are the most important work. ~C.S. Lewis

College board account

  • Visit College Board to view PSAT/SAT practice tests, educator materials, and become a paid scorer of the SAT.
  • Create a College Board account to view student scores and score projections for the upcoming year. To receive access codes, please contact Mrs. Heyen or Mr. Morford.
  • The instructional planning report is helpful in determining areas of focus based on student data.
Be the Best Educator You Set Out to Be (Part One)...Be a reflective educator. Take time each day to write, talk, or think about what you did well, where you're going, and how you can improve. ~Steven W. Anderson www.web20classroom.org


State Librarian, Jesse White and Illinois State Library have partnered with vendors to offer Try-It! Illinois. This program allows educators a chance to try instructional programs for free from October 1st to November 30th. Vendors include Scholastic, EBSCO, GeoScience World, and more. To try these programs follow this link. Username: tryitnow! Password: 4u@nocost.


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