There are so many responsibilities students have once they leave school that we often don't give any room for their own personal interests and/or family time. We can respect those boundaries and value their home time by adjusting some practices we have during the day and what we expect once they leave to keep learning going.
Shifting this mindset about grades is a challenging one. Don't give up if it doesn't go well right away. Be ready to do the dance and redirect students, parents and colleagues as needed.
Making big changes in our lives after we've grown comfortable is always a challenge, but the possibilities are so exciting and offer so much potential. It is how we work with those realities that determines how successful we will ultimately become. So I'm ready to jump into this journey, both feet together, eyes wide open, heart and mind open as well.
Building a community of learners who can collaborate well together will take time but will pay off exponentially. Don't give up and run to the rules because it gets to noisy or a student or three have a bad day. Remember it's about them and this experience only goes down once, so make the most enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
Rest up and get ready because being in school is a great adventure, but it does take a lot of work. Being ready and relaxed makes it easier to be successful for the whole year. Read on to get some tips for a successful year.
As teachers, we have an obligation to find this common denominator to help students really connect to learning and literature they would have never found on their own.
Although I don't give book recommendations often, this one is offered to help those of us out there that struggle with differentiation, a very important part of individualized learning. Check it out.
So many kids these days lack the perseverance to succeed. Sports is a great way to start teaching them these lessons and the more we connect the lessons to classroom learning, the better students grow as learners.
As the world is growing increasingly more technological and folks claim people are losing attention spans, we need to focus on the words and experiences that connect us and really great literature does. What helps you connect to your students?
Voxer is a versatile tool and it's bringing great people together, but we still need to be mindful of what and how we're using it.