I have decided that I will be focusing on more goal oriented lessons these next few weeks. I want to make sure that I am able to assist all of my students to the best of my abilities. I want to do better because I know that they can do more if I push them. I want them to be the best that they can be.This will also lower my stress on making sure that they are learning something. Any tips?
I am so thankful that I got to take this week off. I needed a break from my students and I think that they needed a break from me. I have some new ideas and I can not wait to get back to school and implement them in the next few weeks before we are out for Christmas. What are your plans?
I am SICK of testing. Global Scholar, district made tests, online reviews, etc. My system is doing so much testing and not enough teaching. We need to teach not test these babies to death. I feel that my kiddos in particular are getting frustrated. I had one kiddo tell me " I couldn't do it last week, why am I doing it again" I said do the best you can and you will get a reward. (pencil) My students are done. Is there any other SPE teachers that are feeling the same way as I do?
I want to go back to the basics. I am tired of all these random things that we do daily. I want to teach the standards and them only. We have so many different curriculums that it is unreal. I think that we are not doing anything with consistency. I wish that we could go a year without adding anything new to our curriculum. What do you have at your school?
Whew! I made it through the day after Halloween! Some of the kids were fine but others were awful. I know that sounds mean but really.... I had one kiddo that used a color on my wall. But we made it through and finished the day with no major problems. What was your day like?