This Week in TchAUSL: November 24, 2013

Hello again!

You may have seen this chart that was developed several years ago by New Teacher Center that shows how attitudes about teaching change in first-year teachers. When I share this graph with experienced teachers, they often relate and still experience these stages during the year. You may notice in the chart that we are now at “disillusionment,” or the low ebb of the year.

Do you have the November blues? Let’s try to remedy that with some useful and inspiring resources!

DisillusionmentDIY Blog: Battling Disillusionment
AUSL’s sunniest coach Rosemary Baker gives 10 tips to beat the blues in her latest entry to the blog.

MsMorsher

Inside Look: Classroom Design
This is our debut of a monthly video series showing gorgeous and functional classrooms around AUSL.

This week we’ll show you the stunning and well-structured classroom of NTA art teacher Kristie Morsher.

Zaption

Tech of the Week: Zaption.com

Do you use a lot of video in your classroom? Looking for a more interactive experience? In this short clip, I’ll introduce you to Zaption.com, a new site for compiling and sharing video content with awesome features.

And don’t miss these exciting new blogs…

Tiffany-Ko_avatarCA&I Special EDition Blog: It Takes Two
Special Education Director Tiffany Ko helps unpack co-teaching in the latest CI&A blog. Check out her picks for resources to help with this powerful instructional model.

mkonkelski_avatarTch of the Week: Solorio’s Kristel Keegan
Solorio Academy High School math teacher Mike Konkoleski posts his choice for Tch of the Week, Maraldi Award winning science teacher Kristel Keegan.

bwilson_avatarMeet AUSL’s Fishman Prize Winners
Marquette MRC Beth Blair talks with Deneen MRC Katie Lyons and coach Javier Velasquez about their amazing experiences after winning the prestigious Fishman Prize.

Thanks so much for your continued support of TchAUSL. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a note if you have any questions or suggestions for the site.

Have a wonderful week!

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