In the week before mid-winter break I breezed by my principal in the hall and she said, “You’re getting a new student after break! Let’s meet to talk about it.” It’s well known that in education the amount of topics teachers need to meet about our innumerable and the time in which to do so… Continue reading You’ll Have A New Student After Mid-Winter Break!
In order for students to thrive, there needs to be positive relationships between families, students and teachers. This year I posted videos to develop and maintain effective relationships with families so that they understood I was able to address each students’ story, strength and need. Here are ten times I utilized the video sharing option… Continue reading 10 Times Videos Boosted Parent Engagement
How exciting to take the class outdoors and head to Soundview Camp with the first through third graders at my school! This was a special trip to me because it was the first time I’ve ever planned an overnight trip for three classes of lower elementary students and chaperones. It’s hard to believe I’d been… Continue reading Off To Camp We Go!
At the beginning of the year each teacher at my school chose a virtue to be acknowledged for the entire month. Examples of virtues we have celebrated this year include respect, honesty, integrity, and tact. Joy is the virtue I chose for the month of May because students and teachers feel a delightful sense of accomplishment… Continue reading Virtue Of The Month: Joy!
Remember when you were in elementary or middle school and you saw your teacher at the grocery store? It was like they were completely out of place and you couldn’t handle it because all you ever associated them with was the classroom. This was true for me as an adolescent. Now that I’m a teacher… Continue reading Developing Personal and Meaningful Relationships With Families
It’s hard to believe May is the last full month of school. It’s even harder to grapple with the fact that this might be the completion of work between some teachers and students. People move, change schools, graduate, and teachers are reassigned. How can teachers make an impact in this final stretch of time together?… Continue reading Relationships Are Worth More Than A Score