University of Mary Washington's Teacher Spot

The University of Mary Washington has graciously allowed us to share this site with you. You can find information about best practices, research, and a whole host of helpful information.

Visit the University of Mary Washington's Teacher Spot page

Classroom Structure and Management

This category provides links to ideas for the physical layout of your classroom as well as classroom management suggestions.

30 Classroom Procedures to Head Off Behavior Problems
These ideas will help keep your days running smoothly by establishing consistency in procedures, tasks, and activities.

Classroom Setup Chapter
This is a chapter from "What Every 4th Grade Teacher Needs to Know About Setting Up and Running a Classroom."

Class Set-Up Tool
This virtual tool helps teachers plan for effective classroom design in order to promote learning.

Creating Classroom Routines and Procedures
This is a visual collection of elementary routines and procedures. Quite helpful!



Co-Teaching

Look here to find resources to help facilitate co-teaching relationships.

This short article outlines the principles and beliefs behind co-teaching structures.

Paragon Learning Style Inventory
You can look at this inventory for information about Field Dependent vs. Field Independent individuals.

Your Co-Teaching Relationship
Take the co-teaching survey to find out about your co-teaching relationship.

Elementary Language Arts

This is where you will find helpful information about elementary Language Arts instruction and lessons.

Elementary Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Strategies
View the Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE's) videos in which Virginia teachers demonstrate vocabulary and comprehension strategies that promote students' development.

Elementary Reading Early Literacy Instructional Strategies
View the Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE's) videos in which teachers demonstrate strategies to promote early literacy skills.

Infographics for Young Kids
Infographics are visual representations of information or data. This blog entry provides a helpful introduction.

 

English Language Learners

This is where you can find information and resources for teaching English Language Learners (ELL's).

These tips offer some great ways to help your ELL's become confident and successful readers.

Educators of ELL's: Reading in Grades 7-12
These tips will help your ELL's become confident and successful readers.

Educators of ELL's: Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12
Research shows that vocabulary development is one of the most important skills students need to acquire to become English proficient. Read some strategies that will help you get started.

Educators of ELL's: What to do First in Grades 4-12:
Before you begin to work with your ELL's, these strategies will make your reading instruction more productive and effective.