Teaching Tips

Understanding Your Students

As preteens, your students are going through a lot of changes – emotional, social, and physical – so it’s important that you provide a supportive and nurturing learning environment.

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Dealing with Uncooperative Students

Even the best Instructor sometimes encounters students who are uncooperative or unruly. How you manage those students can be a great teachable moment for others in the classroom, who are watching you and will emulate your behavior when they are in charge of younger children.

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Did you know?

Has it been a while since you’ve taught a Safe Sitter® class? Even experienced Safe Sitter® Instructors sometimes forget things from their original training, so here are reminders of some important details you may have forgotten.

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Site Coordinator tips for Success

Everyone knows that Site Coordinators are key to Safe Sitter® programs running smoothly, but what are the secrets of successful Site Coordinators?

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Help Students Continue Learning After Class

Teaching Safe Sitter is a great way to help young teens in your community learn essentials skills that will help them be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, and babysitting, but what about after class ends?

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Transgender students in the Safe Sitter® classroom

The Safe Sitter classrooms must be safe, nurturing environments for all students. Not only do students learn best when they feel safe and accepted, it is important that Instructors model the nurturing behavior that we expect students to show when caring for siblings or younger children. Like all other students, LGBTQ+ students, including transgender students, need and deserve a safe and nurturing place to learn.

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Can Virtual Classes Really Work?

If you would like to offer virtual classes but don’t know where to start, we can help! Read our Virtual Class Guide and FAQs, and log in to Instructor Resources for additional information.

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Guidelines for Covid-Era Safe Sitter® Classes

As businesses begin to reopen, students will be eager to take Safe Sitter® courses and organizations will be ready to open their doors for community education again. Safe Sitter® exists to build safer communities and with new guidelines in response to COVID-19, we want to help you ensure the classroom experience is safe as well.

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Distributing Student Handbooks for Digital Classes

Offering Safe Sitter® and Safe@Home Classes virtually is a great solution when an in-class experience is not possible. A Student Handbook is required for students completing the class in-person or in a virtual class.

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6 Reasons You Should Teach Safe@Home

Safe@Home is a 90-minute program from Safe Sitter, Inc. that prepares students in grades 4-6 to be safe when they are home alone.

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Ready … Set … RECRUIT!

Students want to take your class and parents want an easy registration process. The best way to do this is to create a dedicated landing page for your Safe Sitter® classes. When creating this page, we recommend following a few best practices.

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Using Social Media to Recruit Students

Marketing flyers are a great way to spread the word about your upcoming Safe Sitter® classes. This service is free to you as a Registered Provider and the flyers are sent to your inbox immediately.

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12 Website Best Practices For Your Safe Sitter® Classes

Students want to take your class and parents want an easy registration process. The best way to do this is to create a dedicated landing page for your Safe Sitter® classes. When creating this page, we recommend following a few best practices.

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Tips for Working with The Media

It might seem intimidating to receive a request for a television or newspaper interview to discuss your Safe Sitter® program, but don’t worry! Here are some tips for working with the media.

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Preparing For Spring And Summer Safe Sitter® Classes

Safe Sitter® classes are more popular during the warmer months. Kids are out of school, and parents want to keep their kids' summer brains active. They also want to make sure their kids can safely stay home alone or watch younger siblings while they’re at work. Plan ahead to take advantage of this golden time to teach! Here's what Site Coordinators must do to be ready.

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An Instructor’s Job Is Never Done: Teaching in Spring and Summer

With summer approaching, most school teachers are getting ready to wind down. However, as a Safe Sitter® Instructor, you may be gearing up for your busiest time of the year: spring and summer! Make sure you know what you need to do to be ready

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Site Coordinator Changes: What You Need to Know

Teaching Sites are most vulnerable during a Site Coordinator transition. Here’s what new Site Coordinators need to know to take the helm and keep a Safe Sitter® program going in the right direction.

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How to Recruit the Best Instructors

Just as coaches sustain athletes’ enthusiasm for the game, Site Coordinators work to keep Instructors motivated and their Safe Sitter® program going. Here’s what you should look for—and where you can look— when recruiting new members of your Safe Sitter® team!

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3 Things That Spell Disaster For Your Class

As an Instructor, you want to give your students the best learning experience possible. You also want to come away feeling that you did all you could to make the class a success. There’s no secret to having a successful class every time. It starts by avoiding three major pitfalls.

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Recruiting Students The Easy Way

Even when you’re super busy, you can make the student recruitment process much easier by trying a few simple things. A little effort can go a long way!

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Ordering 101

Ordering materials is one of the most important jobs of a Site Coordinator. Find out all you need to know about ordering materials, including ways to submit your order, how far you should order in advance of a class, and more!

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