Classroom Management: Staying Informed As a Teacher

Although school principals and other administrators try to keep their faculty up-to-date on the latest educational trends and developments, there’s only so much they can do to keep teachers informed about the cutting edge of their field.

The onus of educational research and development, best practices, and knowing “What’s out there” falls upon the shoulders of you, the teacher.

So what are the best ways for teachers to keep up with what’s coming down the pipeline? Today on, frequent contributing writer Jordan Catapano, himself a seasoned high school English teacher based in the Chicago suburbs, points out outside-the-box methods by which educators can use classroom management to keep up with the latest and greatest academic developments.

Jordan’s ideas include:

  • TwitterPinterest and Other Social Media
  •  Subscribe to Journals and Read Articles
  •  Read blogs
  •  Get Education Secretaries’ Letters
  •  And More!

Jordan sums up his article like this: “There’s no right or wrong way to stay informed as a teacher. The only “Wrong” would be to not stay up-to-date at all! Whatever resource you choose, make sure it’s one that helps plug you into the ideas, news, and resources that help you continue to refine your craft and stay on the cutting edge of education. We can’t rely on districts and administrators to “Tell us what we need to know” anymore. There’s just too much to know, and it’s too easy to customize our learning. As our world is constantly changing, it’s important to have educators who are aware of these changes and able to help their students develop the skills to successfully navigate through their world as well.”

How do you stay informed as a teacher? Tell our community all about it!