In this day of tests and measurements, God forbid we forget the main thing. Teachers who love their students, who customize their environment to help every child find a place they can contribute and succeed. Teachers who help their kids feel like winners because they do good HONEST work - (I'm not for telling kids they are great no matter what they do - kids see through it as a sham.)
In the past, it was crafting projects that allowed students to express themselves in different ways and find success in the way that they chose. I am still not sure I am giving opportunities for success to everyone.
In her post, she also asks if we give 100%. I am sure I haven't. The past 2 years have been the roughest in my life and has been an immense distraction. I struggle to remain in the present. I know how defeating that is and am sure other students view their lives similarly. A little encouragement is necessary and I cannot do that being just a deliver of content.
What will this look like. I don't know yet, but I have my eyes open.
My New Year's goal is to be 100% right now at what I am doing (personal and professional.) I think continual re-invention and reflection is necessary.
Tags: Vicki Davis, education