At our school, it is our mission to provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment in which students can evolve into independent thinkers in an atmosphere that cultivates an appreciation of differences and a respects for all individuals. We have created a supportive environment that engages lifelong learners in inquiry, analysis, and empowerment. We have created an atmosphere of respect, fairness, and appreciation of diversity.
My job is to foster a love for learning while guiding these kids to be wonderful human beings.
I love what I do and I hope that my students have a good time every single day...while learning some valuable skills along the way.
I'm a firm believer in keeping the focus on what's really important: the students. If student motivation and higher engagement is truly the desired endgame, then we as teachers must adapt right along with our students in our classrooms. To see that some classrooms look the same now as they did 70 years ago is shameful. The students we share our classrooms with don't know life without constant connectivity, wi-fi, and a global audience. Outside the windows of our classroom is a dynamic, fast-paced, and ever-changing world full of choices. How can we expect our students to solve problems and make choices independently if we constantly solve their problems and make their choices for them? Our classroom environments should be conducive to open collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. This simply cannot be done when kids are sitting in rows of desks all day.
It's time to "ditch the desks."
Everything I do in my classroom is based on research and best practices for kids. I have started to redesign my classroom and found it was not any different.
Simple in-class activities can boost performance. Studies suggest that children who participate in short bouts of physical activity within the classroom have more on-task behavior, with the best improvement seen in students who are least on-task initially.
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