My principal showed this video at our PLC meeting this week. It will be added to the list of videos I watch on the day before school starts. It is a reminder of why I teach. I want students to realize that no matter their circumstances, they can be somebody. It's why I love working in Title One schools.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
I've survived one week of school. With no school today. I think the Labor Day after school starts is one of my favorite holidays. It is so needed after the first week of school.
You've probably seen this activity on Pinterest. It isn't new and I've been doing it for at least three school years. I love getting the students opinions on how the year should go.
The students answer questions on post-it notes and then place their answer on the butcher paper I've put up.
The after is the interesting part. I take their answers and make a world cloud out of them and then present it to the class on other day. We can make classroom rules from the patterns we see. It is also something I get out after long holidays and as needed to remind ourselves what we expect from each other throughout the year.
What do you need from your classmates this year?
|Our classroom should be _________ everyday.|
|What do you need to do to succeed this year?|
To make the clouds, I have used Wordle and Tagxedo. These were made with Tagxedo.