Category: Teaching the Teacher

Plants, Pilates and the Number Four

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a student teacher this year.  Since it’s always challenging letting go and trusting that someone else can do the job of teaching your class, I feel incredibly lucky that Ms. Kang was assigned to …

Know Thyself

My perspective on how the kids are learning and their attitudes about school is one thing; their own thoughts is quite another. Around this time of year, I always have the kids complete a little Self-Assessment to gain insight into …

Rules

These are so great.  Created by the fabulous Brooke Reynolds of Inchmark blog, I found all ten rules over at Dinner:  A Love Story.  Although these are her “Rules of Dinner”, most are certainly applicable to the classroom. I know, this should …

Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.

Ok, so let’s start to get to know one another.  We have a whole lot of ground to cover; you know – family, hobbies, treasured items, friends, dreams, fears… Yesterday we started with something that’s still fresh in our minds …

Wise Words

It may very well be that you’re sick of hearing about my wedding.  Well, with 13 days ago, why stop now? I shamelessly got my students to share their thoughts on love and marriage. Not only are they great tidbits …

TED talk: What adults can learn from kids

It’s hard to believe Adora Svitak is just 12 years old.  Watch as she makes a compelling argument for a more reciprocal relationship of learning between adults and kids.  What a dynamo.