- Work around the classroom teacher’s schedule. Meet when they can meet, even before or after hours. Meetings don’t have to be long and involved. Don’t take all of their planning time; multiple short meetings can work as well as one long one.
- Do your homework in advance. Know what standards they are teaching. It’s a pleasant surprise when you meet or e-mail them and say “I can help you teach _____.”
- Share what you know. I try to do a Tech Tuesday whenever possible to share sites that can improve their instruction and their students' learning (PebbleGo, Kahoot, Blendspace, online encyclopedias, etc.).
- Provide something special. It’s amazing how homemade cookies and treats can brighten a teacher’s day. Is it bribery? Why yes it is. But if that is what it takes, do it.