With classroom-tested teaching resources, your elementary school job satisfaction can be based on student achievement...
...achievement that comes from a classroom full of happy, well-behaved kids who are mastering content and achieving high test scores...
your high test scores!
Betsy Weigle, M.Ed, NBCT
Hi, I'm Betsy Weigle and I love teaching.
("Weigle" is pronounced "why-gull.")
I want you to love it, too.
There's so much joy to be had in working with children. You can feel that joy every day instead of worrying about student behavior you can't get a handle on, or being anxious about performance evaluations...or those dreaded calls with parents.
And if you are just starting out on your teaching journey, I can help with "job anxiety":
While student-centered teaching may never be easy, it can be joyful and fun every day. And if you are just starting into this wonderful career, I want you to know that you've come to the right place for supportive, effective advice and best teaching practices.
I'm a child-development major who has never stopped searching for methods that help children work hard at learning. And I've never stopped perfecting teaching resources for creating an ideal classroom climate.
On every page of this website, you'll discover kid-tested elementary school teacher resources for building respectful and friendly student-teacher relationships...relationships that will form the foundation for the stress-free school days of which you dream.
Learn how to set behavior expectations that stick.
Get total control of your classroom management and spend less time managing and more time teaching...so you can enjoy your job more.
How? By mastering expectations.
A great teaching day is an endless sequence of setting expectations:
...and it doesn't end until you wave goodbye. But you know what?
Expectations are the secret to classroom happiness.
Once you have the kids following your expectations, you'll have teaching days that are on cruise control. Of course you'll have to keep your hands on the wheel and your foot near the brake...but that's a huge improvement over skidding on ice.
Do you have some tough discipline cases in your room?
Those can tear you down little by little every day. That's why I've devoted an entire section to classroom discipline and the best behavior intervention plan.
Learn how to get a handle on student discipline before it infects the rest of your class. You keep your classroom community intact and your kids continue to be happy learners.
Worried about teacher accountability?
Instead of glancing nervously at the thousand-pound weight hanging over your head, learn to improve your students' test scores by spending less time managing behavior and more time individualizing instruction.
These classroom teacher resources WORK. Get the satisfaction of seeing students of any academic level rise to their full potential in a supportive and accepting classroom community.
Whether you are full-time, student teaching, substitute teaching or just volunteering...tomorrow morning, after they hang up their coats and backpacks, find their desks and pick up their pencils, the kids will turn to you...ready to be challenged and changed by your actions for the rest of their lives.
If you are ready for it, the moment those eyes turn to you, that's your time to be the most important person in a child's life.
And that's when the classroom fun begins!
Take a look around...and please let me know if you have
PS - I love our special-needs kids! They all have a special place in my heart. Discover the teacher resources for enabling disadvantaged students to perform at higher levels so you can get the satisfaction of seeing even "difficult" learners blossom.
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