I have more than thirty years experience on this earth learning how to be a human. Through teaching in the classroom and the sport of volleyball, it is my goal to inspire students and student athletes to see the bigger picture, treat one another well, and to go out into the world to be functioning, contributing, and helpful humans with happy hearts.
Let's be realistic! I have nothing against lengthy in depth lesson plans, but are we being realistic about what we can really get through to our students in the amount of time that we have? While I want my students to shoot for the stars, let us also be realistic about what we expect, what they should expect, and what we can achieve in the little time we have together. Let's be flexible! Not every lesson works for every class, and not every lesson plan works for every teacher. In order to be successful, we must learn how to adapt our lesson plans to suit the needs of our students. Don't be afraid to give them a voice. Let's be perfect! When I catch myself making a mistake or a student corrects a mistake I have made, I respond, "I don't make mistakes, I'm perfect!" I am human. I make mistakes. You are human. You make mistakes. "I'm perfect," is a phrase I use in my classroom frequently. Over time, students come to understand that we are all human, we all make mistakes, and it's okay to laugh and learn through them
To hear from a student or a parent that you have made an impact is the most important and heartwarming honor you could ever receive. "Thank You, You are my child's favorite teacher! He talks about you all the time. Thank you for making Language Arts and your class such a positive experience for him. He tells me that Ender’s Game is his new favorite book."
Bachelor's of the Arts, English Master of Education in Secondary Education State Certified Secondary Education Teacher
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