I wanted to share a new site for teachers that I recently started. It’s called ExtraIncomeForTeachers.com. I created this site to teach teachers how to combine their experience and expertise with the power of the Internet to make some extra income. I give step-by-step instructions on how teachers can create a website and then begin making some money. Don’t get the wrong impression. It’s not going to make you rich. It’s just “extra” income. We all could use extra income, especially since the state is cutting back so much in education. Check it out. I think every teacher should have a website. I’ll show you how to create one, then how to make some extra income with it.
Today’s Tip for New Teachers: Project Collection – Today I collected one of the big projects from my students. This project is a large part of their grade, so I want to know who did it and who didn’t. If I don’t check, then I won’t know until after I grade all the projects, and by that time it may be too late to get on the kids for not having their project in. It’s an easy way for a student to fall through the cracks. So what I do is tell the kids to get their project on their desk. Then I call their names using my grade book. I ask them to show me their project. The students will show me their poster or flash drive (where their PowerPoint is stored) or whatever their project is. I write down in the grade book exactly what they have – a poster, a PowerPoint, a gameboard, a scrapbook, whatever they chose to do for the project. It give me a chance to scold the ones who don’t have anything, and it protects me from a student coming and saying that they turned it in, but I lost it. (Yes, it happens.)
Here’s to lots of success in the classroom.