Nicole Ross

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Recent Posts by Nicole

Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:09 AM in 2nd grade to high school
I am a first year teacher and was originally teaching second grade. But now, I have a position to work as an aide for high school students. Do you have any suggestions for how I can switch gears from working with 7-8 year olds to teenagers? I am nervous because I frequently pass for a teenager myself, and I want to establish an air of authority from day one. Do you have any suggestions on how I ca...

Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:28 AM in 1st year teachers and parents
As a first year teacher, I worried about that too, specifically when parent-teacher conferences came around. I think that as long as you show confidence, organization, and a desire to make sure your students learn, parents will feel confident about you as a teacher. In fact, I learned that in many cases, parents are excited to see a new teacher because they have new ideas, new energy, and enthusia...

Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:52 AM in communicate with parents
The way that I talk to parents about their child when s/he is challenging in the classroom is to use the "sandwich" method. Start off with something positive to say, then insert the problem areas, and conclude with something positive again. Also, when discussing the problems with the student, make sure to make the parent feel like you are on their child's side. Make sure that you are expressing t...

Recent Public Collections by Nicole

STEM Safety

1 Resources

Safety First: Safety: The Elementary Mission
Type: Journal Article

Science Safety

7 Resources

Type: User uploaded resource

An Award-Winning Approach to Lead Safety
Type: Journal Article

Safety First: Ensuring a Safer Outdoor Experience
Type: Journal Article