July 16, 2012 by
Welcome back to The Lounge – we know it’s been a while, but that is the price we pay for being rookies. Now that the summer is here, it will be our goal to deliver more content, including blogs, podcasts, and interactions on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
For those of you who are reading or listening for the first time…The Lounge is a biweekly podcast brought to you by TheRookieTeacher[dot]ca.
Welcome to our Lounge Summer Series. On this episode, two RookieTeachers discuss Summer Break and Pinterest.com. We wanted to take a moment to recognize the benefits or summer break and talk about the variety of things teachers (new and experienced) do over the summer months. It was clear that many teachers rest, relax, rejuvenate, plan, organize, read, spend time with loved ones, take AQ courses, collaborate, and prepare for September.
This week we were happy to hear from our readers and followers of twitter. We asked: “What do you do with your summer break?” Thank you to all of you who answered – listen in to hear what everyone had to say.
Each episode features three segments:
- Topic Discussion
- Quick Tip for Tomorrow
- The Rookie Resource Bank
Topic: Summer Break & Pinterest.com
Quick Tip for Tomorrow: Something you could do the next day in class with little or no prep and is applicable to most grade levels. This episode we are focusing on what we do for ourselves, how we prepare for back to school (yes, even in the second week of July).
- Andrew: Picture note frame (via Pinterest)
- Natasha: No Name Clips: non-verbal way to get names on those no-name papers (via Pinterest)
The Rookie Resource Bank: any electronic, print, or event resource that we found helpful in our first few years of teaching. Of course, these are all applicable to all teachers.
Quick Shout Outs
We are always looking for ideas, feedback, tips and tricks of the trade. Find us on Twitter @RookieTeacherCA, Facebook.com /TheRookieTeacher. If you are looking to get involved with our team, please contact us!
Thanks for listening. Join us for our Summer Podcast Series. Topics included will be: More about AQs, Classroom set up, the first day of school, Long Range/Annual Plans, Applying for Jobs, Setting up your Day Book, Developing classroom routines for your first month of school.
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