Monday, August 4, 2014

Blasting Back to School Giveaway and Creating a Learning Team

Are you ready for Back to School? I'm joining several other upper grade teachers to help you get ready for the next school year, and to give away some AWESOME prizes! You'll have the opportunity to win something different on each blog in our group, so make sure that you visit the next blog in the blog hop at the bottom of this page. To enter to win the HUGE gift certificate to Teachers Pay Teachers, visit our group blog, Lesson Delicatessen. Make sure you hop through all the blogs to read all the great back to school tips and be entered to win over 20 different prizes!
One of the greatest obstacles I face as a tutor is communicating with parents and teachers to create a learning team for the student. The parents have their idea of what the students needs, the teachers have theirs (often influenced by the imposition of legislation), and then I have mine. Most of the time, it's not far off, but sometimes it is almost like the student is getting pulled in 3 different directions. If we can just centralize the goals and efforts, it would be so empowering to our students, and their progress surely shows it! 

This summer I decided to create a binder to organize all of my tutoring information and files. I kept finding teacher binders and homeschooling binders, and felt we needed one too! One of the suggestions I received from other tutors was a letter to the teacher, including a form for the teacher to fill out and send back. This got me thinking...what if teachers had a similar letter on hand, ready to go, incase one of their students starts working with an outside tutor!?

Wouldn't it be marvelous to be able to communicate exactly what your student needs help with to succeed in your classroom? you go! Click on the image below and it will take you to a Google Drive Document that you can download and tuck away in a file marked "For The Tutor"

Perhaps you are a tutor yourself, would you like the opportunity to win the entire tutor binder? It includes a 2-page spread calendar, weekly scheduling sheets, income/expense/mileage tracking, coupons for referrals and receipts for payment, editable tutoring contracts, a letter to the teacher, exit slip style letters to the parent for the student to complete at the end of the session, lesson planning pages, student information files, actions plans, and lesson at a glance...and I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting a thing or two, you'll just have to peek at it in my store to get a better visual ;) One winner will be chosen from the rafflecopter below announced on August 10th right here and on the Lesson Deli Blog

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Now, take a moment and head over to For the Love Teaching, my friend Kim Miller has a fantastic back to school tip and giveaway for you too!

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