The Teacher's Note

My first year in a classroom (as a student-teacher)

This has been a marvelous year for me. With great tenacity, I have completed my first Masters of Science in Science Education, as well as one-half of my second Masters. Teaching has been a great experience that everyone should appreciate and try. Whether it is 10 minutes to a child (or adult), or several years in a classroom, each learner will appreciate the joy that you bring into his or her life. Admittedly, they will test you like a lamb waiting to be slaughtered, but at the same time, they will value what you bring to the table. You in turn may be turned off by their somewhat lack of initiation to the learning you have designed for them, but you will revel in the accomplishment of your students at the end of the day. 

I want to leave you with this: Appreciate the small blessings that you offer to a child. Do not go into teaching because “you” want to do something. Rather, be the resource that will prepare the child for the next phase of his/her life.

Have you been a resource for a child this year in terms of his/her education? Please share.

RSA- Changing Education Paradigms

This animation was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U

How do we spark student interest in learning? #bring on the fireworks

How do we spark student interest in learning? #bring on the fireworks