New Teacher Institute!

This week was incredible, inspiring, and so much fun! I got to spend the week training all of the new teachers to our school district! Teacher truth- this was actually the very first time I've ever done any type of training outside of my local school, so I was kind of freaking out a little bit!

We met on Monday morning to go over some last minute details and set up our rooms.

I left out some motivating snacks for all our new teachers! These Positive Sticky Notes can be used for EVERYTHING! 

Then it was time for the training to start! We started every morning by having a {Morning Meeting} and it was so much fun to get to know each other! This fun little yarn activity is my absolute favorite way to start the school year, and an activity that I use throughout the year to build a community in my classroom. You can read all about how I use it here!

There was A TON of information to cover! From backwards design to building relationships in your classroom, we spent most of our time collaborating with each other. 

What an AMAZING group of educators! 

I learned SO much this week; from exciting new ideas to implement in my classroom, changes happening in our district, and a little bit more about myself. I am so glad that I stepped outside of my comfort zone (I can talk in front of 7 year olds ALL day long and not have a problem- but talking in front of adults can be intimidating) and decided to be an instructor. I really enjoyed it and look forward to doing it again in the future! 

I even got to meet my teacher twin! 

If you're a new teacher, make sure to check out all the Rock Star Teaching Tips jam packed with advice for your first year teaching! 

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