Kids don’t stop asking questions because they lose interest. It’s the other way...– For Maria Montessori’s birthday today, Superwoman Was Already Here – an animated homage to the iconic educator’s philosophy. (via explore-blog)
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the...– Stephen R. Covey (via thefreenomad)
So I just found out I don’t start student teaching until the week after next which would be about a month into the school year. Kinda bummed about that…which leads me to the question. When you were student teaching, were you there the first week of school or did you go in when school had already begun? How did this affect your student teaching experience?
The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.– Peggy O’Mara (via psychotherapy)
Is it just me or did this summer fly by?
I find myself asking this question every end of August…
Verizon Wireless Customers!
I just found out that some phone companies, such as Verizon, give up to 18% discounts to teachers. Check it out! Just go to a Verizon store, show a paystub and you’re good to go! I think the account has to be in your name in order to receive the discount but if it isn’t then you fill out a form and I think you will still be able to receive the discount. I am not sure about...
I start student teaching in exactly two weeks. I am just going to let that sink in for a while…
watchmeteachwatchmelearn: Tumblr, you make me very happy. I love that I have a special little place where I can both vent and celebrate experiences in education with people who understand. I just want to hug you all!
One of the few ways I can almost be certain I’ll understand something is by...– Hunter S. Thompson (via amandaonwriting)
I am a series of small victories and large defeats and I am as amazed as...– Charles Bukowski (via thefreenomad)
What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that...– Sandra Cisneros (via mrsfigg)
A teacher in New York was teaching her class about...
sinsays: I’m going to teach this to the kids I have one day… and I hope everyone of this generation does the same.
Target: Where you walk in for one thing and walk...
Especially when there is a back to school sale :)
Curiosity, creativity, discovery and wonder; they aren’t traits of youth,...– Benjamin Salka (via hapa-nings)
Vicki Davis: You're my treasure. →
coolcatteacher: I started school today. I told the students, “I’m more like a miner of gold than a teacher. There is gold inside you and I want to find it. It won’t look like gold when we dig it out, but if we work together to recognize the value of your talents and polish them together, you’ll come out shining….
Teachers in Tiaras: The YOU Wall →
teachersintiaras: I fully believe that a bright, colorful, and kid friendly environment is the best way to welcome students (and parents) into the classroom. To break the mold from the typical classroom, how about creating a YOU wall for your students to see on the first day. Simply pick one wall in your classroom…
Dr. Seuss books listed by reading levels →
So I spent the afternoon with my cousins five year old daughter and had a great time! She was introducing me to her stuffed animals and telling me their significant characteristics. I asked her to place the toys in order from smallest to biggest then shortest to tallest and she had so much fun with that! She would explain to me why she placed them in a certain order and in that moment, my cousin...
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of...– Maya Angelou (via nypl)
thatblondehairedteacher: As the summer comes to a close, and the kids complain about it, all I can think about is… SCHOOL SUPPLY SALES. MUST GO. TO ALL. STORES. MUST BUY ALL THINGS. I am such a school supply junkie..
soak it in: First day of school: Getting to know... →
lhuddles: I saw a post about an idea Kelly Gallagher (wonderful education writer!) had for the first day of school: Have students write 2 truths and a lie on an index card. As a class (or, in small groups if your class is large), go over each card and try to guess the lie. When you have guessed it,…
"It is not what you know, but who you know."
I have heard so many people tell me this throughout my life. I do agree that networking places a huge role in attaining the job you desire and I have seen people that have known more not get a job because they didn’t have the “connections.” But I am a firm believer that if you have all the nuggets and are always open to learn, you will reach that coveted spot even without...
The sign of a beautiful person is he always sees the beauty in others.– Swami Sivananda (via loveyourchaos)
Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven’t asked the...– Clayton Christensen (via austinkleon) Always stay curious! Ask questions!
I've realized that...
Time for a straight forward post. Due to the fact that I am a teacher, I put extra pressure on myself to to speak correctly and overthink things I write because it is a reflection of my profession. For example, I am having a conflict in my mind right now with “overthink” … is it over-think, overthink, or over think? Now the question arises, you’re a teacher…you...
Life Reflected: Teacher Tip: instead of addressing... →
thinkbrit: girlwithalessonplan: lhuddles: I’ve thought about this a lot with my student who prefers non-gendered pronouns. I found that “y’all” is an easy alternative. I also use “y’all”, being Southern Indiana, but I also use “folks.” Being at an expeditionary learning… Great choices! I have to admit one of the things I had to try hard to stop doing was saying “you...