As a public educator, I aim to share my story with those interested about what really happens inside today's classroom. I hope my stories inspire, educate, and entertain you, as the calling of teaching is never neat or predictable. Please note that my blog content does not necessarily reflect the viewpoints or beliefs of my school district or colleagues.
Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown
My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.
"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather
Friday, February 17, 2012
Are you a MEAN teacher??
This is something that was in the Delta Kappa Gamma newsletter for this month. Hope you enjoy!
Are you a Mean Teacher?
By Laura M Staunton, New Jersey and Barb Erickson, Michigan
A MEAN teacher insists that each student do the best
s/he is capable of doing.
A MEAN teacher insists that students hand in their
assignments on time and takes off points for late
A MEAN teacher does not accept incomplete
A MEAN teacher requires each student to think carefully
and to make her/his own decisions.
A MEAN teacher holds each student responsible for
her/his own behavior.
A MEAN teacher makes students keep the classroom,
themselves, and their belongings neat and clean.
A MEAN teacher does not allow free time in class until
all class-work is done.
A MEAN teacher gives homework regularly, sometimes
even on weekends.
A MEAN teacher calls on students who don't raise their
hands to answer questions.
A MEAN teacher requires all students to treat each
other with respect.
A MEAN teacher makes life miserable for students by
insisting that they always tell the truth.
A MEAN teacher produces students who are respectful,