Teacher tips for a new school year

Posted by Molly Underwood on August 15, 2019

The first day of school is right around the corner. Can you believe it?! For both students and teachers, the first day can be a mix of emotions – but take a deep breath because we’ve got you covered.

It’s never too early to start preparing for the new year. So, before your classroom is full of kids and excitement, try using some of these tips and tricks to start your school year off on the right foot. Remember, the first couple of days can set the stage for the rest of the year, and we want this to be your best year yet!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, High School, Teacher Resources, Culture, Teacher Development, Social and emotional learning, Professional Development

What’s your teaching type? Find out here!

Posted by Pam Scifers on September 14, 2018

Let’s get personal, shall we? 

And since Im the one asking, I’ll volunteer to go first. I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister, Taurus (to a T), marketer, food nerd, home design student, sports enthusiast, dog-loving gal. In my role at Pitsco, I strive to create personalized, meaningful experiences that resonate with our teachers and make a difference in your classrooms and students’ lives. I’m a planner and strive for routine, but I find myself juggling, problem-solving, and reprioritizing my ever-growing to-do list every . . . single . . . day.

As an educator, I’m sure at least that last part sounds somewhat familiar.

Which brings us back to the personal part . . . what type of teacher are you?

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Giveaways, STEM, Resources, Teacher Development, Professional Development

Back to school: Make it a great year!

Posted by Patty Cooke on July 30, 2018

As educators well know, the beginning of a new school year can be overwhelming for all involved. Parents are anxious about leaving their children in the hands of others. Students are anxious to do well and not fall behind. And teachers, from first-year educators to veterans, are anxious to instill knowledge into a new group of students while managing their classroom and keeping an eye on the health and emotional well-being of each child.

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Culture, Resources, Teacher Development

To Do: Summer 2018

Posted by Katlie Brynds on June 11, 2018

Ah, summer break. Were you counting down? Are you feeling a twinge of sadness as your students move on? We’re sure youll miss your students, but summer break is necessary to refuel, relax, and regroup. (You won’t even have to wait for a bell to ring to dismiss you to the restroom!) However, do you really get as much free time as youd like? Or are your summer plans filling rather quickly? We recently published a poll on our social media pages to find out what you all are planning to do over summer break. An overwhelming majority of educators said theyd be taking part in at least one professional development activity, but an equal number said theyd be vacationing. It’s all about balance!

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Resources, Teacher Development, Professional Development

Resources to fund classrooms – show me the money!

Posted by Melissa Karsten on March 02, 2018

Based on an article by Pat Forbes published in February-March 2018 issue of The Pitsco Network.

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Topics: FUNDING, ROBOTICS, Resources, Teacher Development, Professional Development