Stories & Announcements
There is power in remembering, and in storytelling. There is also healing to be found in recognizing challenge and sacrifice and the incredible ability of the human spirit to survive through both.
How might our enjoyment in teaching change if we are open to seeing excellence in our students, and in ourselves?
Silence is good for your brain. Research shows it relieves stress and tension and can even regenerate brain cells. Silence supports mental wellness.
How might we use the knowledge we’ve gleaned over these many months to remodel the teaching and learning experience for children before the cicadas come back again?
When we embrace an improvisational mindset, we welcome surprise – in the form of student questions, problems, and ideas – and we incorporate it into our lessons while remaining laser-focused on our objectives.
If our mindset is to inspire our students, we’ll start a joyful chain reaction, and the learning will continue long after the lesson ends. That’s where the 4 I’s come in.
When we act with integrity, we acknowledge that we are all interconnected. And we acknowledge that all of our actions matter.
When we include building imagination among our goals for our students, we not only increase the likelihood they will learn and understand the content in the curriculum, we also increase the likelihood they will enjoy their time in school.
If we allow ourselves to be curious about what our students think, we’ll not only serve them better, we’ll likely encounter more joy in our work as teachers.
Our power as teachers lies in our ability to tap into the many ways each child can shine.