Having dedicated time to plan with another teacher or several teachers has been one of the best parts of my job this year. As a Lead Collaboration Teacher, I get to work with teachers who request to work with our team. Using Jennifer Katz’s 3 Block Model our team has recently been focused on Block… Read More Teacher Collaboration: How Can We Get More of This?
This post was part of my final assignment for a class I took through the Mahatma Gandhi 2014 Summer Institute: Building Peaceful Communities, EDES 501 Toward a Curriculum of Community. This was one of the most amazing classes I have taken and was a life changing experience for me. I created the project as an ABC… Read More Creating a Community Classroom Environment
To build a community, you need to build relationships, to build relationships you need trust. I have been thinking more consciously about building trust lately. One of my most challenging tasks as a classroom teacher is earning the trust of my new students at the beginning of the school year. Some students are easy to win… Read More Trust is Not Always an Easy Thing to Earn