We take ourselves so seriously. It is an important job. But what every teacher needs to remember since day one is that mistakes will be made and the only thing we can hope for is progress. So what will you learn from today?
If success comes from preparation, what goals will you put in place to ensure a measured amount of success this school year? How will you mark those achievements and push harder?
Since learning doesn't stop when school ends, we need to capitalize on our own personal learning over the summer to inspire change in the year to come. How do you apply your summer learning to the new year's plans?
Who holds the power in your classroom? Often the person asking the questions is the person in charge. Why not empower students to ask the questions that suit what they want to know?
The culture we create in our rooms doesn't end with our students. In order to ensure success, we need to get the parents involved. How will you include the parents in your community to foster a culture of learning?
What are you willing to do to shift the mindset in your classroom? What does learning mean to your students and how will you help them understand how to recognize achievement? Read on to learn one possible way to handle this discussion.
Choose relationships over rules in the beginning days of school in order to emphasize the priority of learning in the classroom. Allow students to be empowered by the choices you make, this day and every day.
What will your first draft of this school year look like? Explore ideas for student empowerment and growth to establish a culture for learning in your classroom that starts in the #1st5days but will carry through 'til the end.