Reflections from the beginning of this school year …
Teaching and learning should be filled with joy.
When I decide to smile and be positive, students reciprocate.
I’m not going to always like the kids I work with. This doesn’t mean I have to let them know it.
One kid in group drives me crazy; he doesn’t have a fruitful past. I decided to enjoy him PRIOR to small group instruction. Because I am positive, he can’t wait to come group. Me: I don’t mind him so much anymore.
Kids love books. They just need to have someone to cheer them on.
I like sharing books with kids. Correction: I LOVE sharing books with kids. I believe my excitement ignites interest in students.
I miss reading a story to a class.
I realized my heart hurts when I am not able to read to children. Thus my blog has been silent.
Intervening with children is hard work. I smile a lot.
A question that drives me: what am I doing to help kids get from where they are to where they need to be?
I want to create joy in learning.