I am the lucky teacher of 22 unique students. They come from many different backgrounds and experiences, but each child has at least one thing in common: they all love coming to school each morning.
"Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average" - Jim Rohn.
Leadership opportunities need to be available, taught, and practiced. We start each morning with an emphasis on relationship building. During this time we share stories, sing songs, and greet one another with a smile and a cheer. These students are learning necessary skills such as the ability to collaborate and disagree politely. These skills pour over into our classroom lessons and on the playground.
My students are becoming stronger leaders day by day.
Our school has a limited budget available for teachers to buy materials. I want my students to get the best possible education. I believe that a true love of learning starts in the early years. My goal is to inspire these students to create an even better and brighter future.
As a lifelong learner, I often attend conferences. Last weekend, I attended an online conference about self-care for educators. One of the presentations took the topic one step further and talked about the importance of self-care for our young learners.
There are many new stressors on our students, such as COVID-19, which can leave them feeling worried, stressed, and/or anxious.
I am hoping to add new literature to my classroom to help students understand these uncomfortable feelings. Books are incredible tools to help students discuss and better recognize these feelings.
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