I teach a wonderful group of diverse kiddos, who love coming to school each and every day. Seeing as how I teach at a title one school, they come from many different backgrounds and face a variety of challenges at their home-life.
To many of my students, my classroom is their safe place.
They come to escape the harsh reality that is waiting for them when they get home. It is my goal, every day, to make them feel loved, valued, and appreciated. I love to plan lessons for my students that are standard-centered, but FUN to take their minds off of the things that are occurring at home.
I had the privilege to attended Get Your Teach On this past February with some of my coworkers and the principal. It was the BEST conference to attend to gain knowledge on how to better engage my students, while they are learning rigorous content. This year, the National Conference is in Orlando, and it will be BIGGER and BETTER than my first time attending. It will be four days of learning from some of the best in the Elementary Education world: Hope King, Wade King, Amy Lemons, and many more.
I want to start next school year on fire, and what better way to do that than attending GYTO this summer!
I have already applied what I have learned from my first time at this conference in my classroom, but I know there is always room for improvement. I want to take the information I will be learning throughout the different break out sessions, that include everything from math to literacy to STEAM, and apply them to my lessons based on my students' needs. I will leave the conference with the strategies, tools, and confidence to apply to my classroom!
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