Spending time with them. Children of all ages are a weird bunch. They not worried at all about bills, labels, … More
It makes me sad and frustrated when kids are bullied and end their lives because of it. I want to punch walls and flip tables and kill butterflies. No child should ever feel so hopeless that their only way out is suicide. At the same time, I am an educator–a pretty good one at that–and […]
So. This perfectionist that is me has learned a very valuable lesson from her goofy kids: It all started one day this school year. My kids, having removed shoes after a long day of learning, had on socks that did not match. I ain’t talking those accidental, it’s-too-dark-to-see-if-I-mated-correctly mismatches –nope! This was full on, I-clearly-do-not-care […]
When you allow God to correct you, you give Him the room to perfect you.
For all new teachers, alternative certification teachers, and general teachers of urban students: Teaching requires the kind of self reflection and personal honesty that most people avoid. Learn to self correct early and often–your fight is not with the students, but inside yourself. The better you become, the better your students become.