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
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The End of Teacher Appreciation Week -- You deserve a great article!
This is from a valued colleague and definitely worth sharing!
A colleague of mine shared this with me. What is so interesting is it is, in my opinion, so true. I had 3 bio-chemist’s, an engineer, and 2 nutritional doctors share mini-labs for our elementary school students and parents last week at the Invention Convention we had. As fabulous of a night as it was, the biggest learning did not come from the acids and bases lab or the bioluminence lab or discovering the nutritional needs of our body in regards to diabetes, but rather the PhD specialists in these fields working with children. The teachers in my building who assisted in many labs and were not necessarily knowledgeable of the STEM content of the different labs were fabulous, because they knew engagement, processes of student learners, and simply how children think and react. Enjoy…and share. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week…you all are fabulous!