My eyes are burning.
My blood pressure is high for the first time in 53 years.
My doctor swears that I have mild arthritis in my knees.
“Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound”READ MORE…
The staff discussed the goals our students need to meet in order to
be successful by the end of the year.
The goals we are trying to get our children to achieve.
The goals we are striving for and want our students to attain.
Oh, wait a minute. He doesn’t hold a degree in education? My bad.
Well, then, he must have taken a few education courses? No? Not that either?
He has traveled all over the world and visited different types of schools? Talked to educators all over the country? No?
I know! He had a teacher relative, when he was young, who would regal him with quirky stories of what it was like to be an educator. Strike!READ MORE…
I attended my sorority meeting, the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc, Rho Chapter today. At the end of the meeting, we always have food and fellowship. One of the sorors brought in 16 bean soup, It was muy delicioso!
She shared the recipe, but when I arrived home I still Googled it. There are soooooo many different ways to make 16 bean soup, but I noticed that they all shared core ingredients.
Of course, I started thinking about the education aspect of a recipe. What “ingredients” can we put together to create a good teacher? What ingredients are a “must have” to “serve up” a wonderful educator?READ MORE…
Sometimes they need to know, that we know, that they are capable. Sometimes they need to know, that we know, that they are capable of so much more than what they might exhibit.
We switch classes for Literature Circles (Book Club), whatever you want to call it. I call it, “Let them read, and enjoy a book time.” The kids in one group were asked to write a brief prediction about their story before they started.READ MORE..
Have a wonderful 2013!
I share these ideas twice a year. At the beginning of the school year, and the beginning of the year. I’ve made some changes to my list.
Some suggestions for the new year:
- treat all students fairly, regardless of race, gender, age, behavior, a parent’s nasty attitude, the comments from last year’s teachers, or a seemingly lack of interest in learning
- to realize that all children can learn, but not always at the same pace.
- stop using sarcasm as a disciplinary tool, no matter how effective it may seem.READ MORE