Vlog 88: New Year, new policies! It's the first week back to school for the 2019 Spring semester. I talk about the first day back to school and share a little about what I'm doing this semester.
Subscribe (http://bit.ly/bwjsubscribe) and "Bond with James" so that you don't miss out on updates of my weekly High School Teacher Vlog series, A Week in the Life of a Teacher! ___________________________________________________________________ Check out my resources or other social media pages @bondwithjames (Facebook, Instagram, Teachers Pay Teachers)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ When I first started the A Week in the Life of a Teacher vlogs (17-18), I filmed and incoporated teaching clips in my videos. I did this because there had not been, to my knowledge, another teacher vlogger that had (consistently) done so. I also wanted to use my vlogs to share ideas and also reflect on my own teaching. I've spent a majority of my career working with or teaching at title 1 schools and I wanted to see where I could develop to support all students.
However, teaching Pre-AP chemistry for the first time in 8 years combined with teaching at a Title 1 school and daily vlogging and editing for a weekly vlog release began to take its toll on me mentally and physically. Therefore, during the spring semester, I continued to record my lessons for self-reflection, but I didn't stress about editing hours of lessons for the A Week in the Life of a Teacher vlog.
This school year (18-19), I decided to scale back the amount of time I spent vlogging. For the most part, I record on a single day and reflect on the week or some topic that people have asked me about. I feel this schedule allows me to rest, relax, and not stress about additional work.
Although, I have made the decision to try and incorporate small segments of instruction from one lesson taught during my weekly vlog release. I this will allow me to support my original goals and provide a lens to anyone who is interested in teaching, especially at Title 1 schools.
I enjoy working with the population of students that I serve and understand the committment and dedication it takes to support them academically and emotionally. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you have any questions about this particular video, then leave a comment, and I'll answer as soon as I can. Thanks for reading and watching! :) ___________________________________________________________________ **The Life of a Teacher Vlog: All views and opinions expressed herein are mine alone, and none represent my employer nor any of the organizations with which I am affiliated.**
**All students receive photo and video release forms on the first day of school. Additionally, videos are edited to leave out names (spoken or written); or students whom I don't have permission to film.** #teacher #aweekinthelifeofateacher
Join me as I share weekly adventures through my "Week in the Life of a Teacher" vlog. My year-long vlogs will focus on my weekly life as a science teacher and my summer vlogs will be focused on my summer life and professional learning. Some of these vlogs may be applicable to other playlists (e.g. instructional strategies, etc). Feel free to leave a comment and subscribe for additional updates.
Join me as I share teaching strategies and tips! The teaching strategies may be general and applicable to any K-12 classroom, or they might be specific to a secondary science classroom. However, a teacher could always adapt an idea to meet the needs of his/her individidual students.
I created these science lab demonstration videos for students to view in case they were absent; as well as for science teachers that might not have access to the resources to complete the labs with their own students. A teacher could also utilize the science lab demos as part of their flipped classroom.
I created this playlist to showcase the thoughts of Rick Wormeli. He is known as a differentiation expert in the field of education and offers tons of insight for teachers to reflect upon in regard to their own teaching practices.
This playlist hosts chemistry lesson activities that are free (either general instructional strategies or resources); or are paid resources offered through my Teachers Pay Teachers store (@bondwithjames). Paid items will have a ($) in the description section.
This playlist is focused on Science Interactive Notebooks. Some of the videos are general interactive notebook strategies, while other videos are geared toward my science interactive notebook series offered on my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Feel free to ask me a question if you're curious about one or more of the notebook ideas.