I have had a professional/staff development everyday this week. Three were voluntary, and then Thursday and Friday were the first days back for my campus. And we still have two weeks before school starts. This is a lot of inservice.
I was excited to see all our teachers and meet the new teachers on our campus. I love being around groups of teachers. We are just so funny.
We wrote songs, we team built, we dug in some data and mostly enjoyed each other's company. I am hopeful/excited for the new year. I think it is going to be awesome.
I found this blog Venspired Learning. She has so much great stuff on her website but what I love most are the free posters she has created.
This is on of my mottos for the year in my classroom.
It is hard to get students to understand that anything worth having only comes through hard work. They want immediate responses, instant results, and sometimes give up too easily. It is a hard lesson to learn, but when they do work hard, I love seeing them realize how good it feels. It is one of my favorite parts of teaching.