Our "Teacher Feature" section highlights teachers around the world who are doing AMAZING things and impacting students every single day.
This Week's Teacher Feature
"My hope is that children know that I love them all and I want them to be the best version of themselves that they can be. I hope that they all love coming to school and look back fondly at the year we spent together."
Creating an atmosphere of collaboration and individualism while developing the whole child and soft skills is something I strive to do in our classroom. We work hard to work together to respect each other as a class, while celebrating our differences. Developing those soft skills are more important to me than the curriculum.
I read aloud books with challenging subjects as we learn about the world around us.
I am fortunate enough to have a huge #pln that I learn from and grow with every day. Almost seven years ago, I found twitter and I have not looked back. Through twitter I have been able to learn about great global projects such as Global Read Aloud, March Book Madness, International Dot Day, Global School Play Day and many more. I have learned about education super heroes such as Kyleen Beers, Donalyn Miller and Jo Boaler. I was introduced to the workings of Dave Burgess Publishing and have read a great number of his books. I have been fortunate enough to be able to receive advance reader copies of many books, both professional and middle grades. Because of twitter, I participate in numerous twitter chats weekly. I also know what books to buy, what podcasts to listen to and what blogs to read. I am not the same teacher I was before I found twitter.
My daughter, Kelsey, a first year teacher, and I have a blog that we both process the good and the bad of our crazy profession.
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