The cliche, “If you shoot at nothing, you’ll hit it every time,” applies to learning, too.
Our choices in classroom decor set the tone for our student’s learning. It’s important. Even though I’m not matchy-matchy, I strive to create a warm, inviting environment for learning. Three concepts I keep in mind: lighting, simplicity, and content.
Reflection is kind of a buzz word in education circles, but I think depth exists when we properly apply reflection to our teaching practices. It is easy to hop onto the treadmill of teaching day in and day out. Before we know it, we blink and a week, month, quarter, semester, and year have gone… Continue reading The Value of Reflection
The great part? I learned so much about them and what they want to see in a classroom from me and from each other.
Mostly it means taking time - time that is precious - to listen and question their beliefs about themselves, to help them see beyond a hopeless future to a future full of options.