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TeacherKit (App)

TeacherKit is a fantastic all-in-one administrative and organizational app for classroom teachers.  With very intuitive and fluid controls any teacher can easily create, maintain and share all of their classroom details using one paperless method!

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This is why I Teach!

I have been working at an afterschool program and summer camp since I was in Grade 11.  The summer camp goes on some pretty amazing field trips each week, and each staff is responsible for a group of members.  During the 4th week of camp I was asked to go on a trip (not all staff go to each trip).  After I got my group assigned to me I noticed a few kids that had been late additions to the trip, so they didn’t have a group yet.  I noticed one of the kids who was a ‘trouble maker’ and ‘always caused problems’.  I called out to the staff that was making the groups and said “I want Tom” (not his real name), and when he came to me I told him he was my number one draft pick.  Right away his eyes lit up and he came running over and I gave him a high five and told him to choose a partner.

Cool, right?  I didn’t think anything of it, he needed a group and I didn’t have that many kids in mine.  Well… look what he wrote in the yearbook at the end of summer, 6 weeks later.

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Scholastic Dollar Deals!

Scholastic

One of the most important things I have discovered as an Occasional Teacher is that your best resources are always other Teachers.  Thanks to the various Facebook groups that have been going through great discussions and ideas this summer… including this great Scholastic Deal!

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Resource: Class Report

I mentioned this in the My Bag post, but something that an OT should always leave for the classroom teacher is some sort of Class Report.

There are all kinds of ways to do this. I went through dozens of examples and combined all of the best parts to make my own form.

Here is what I leave for every teacher:

CLASS REPORT

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