Welcome to the first Monday Moanin of August 2015. For many of you , August signals that a new school year is coming fast. For most educators, the summer break is typically used to learn new instructional skills, attend classes, and to enhance content knowledge. This August as you start your preparation try beginning with the student in mind. Focus on being learner centered and have that drive your focus. With the help of my PLN, I have provided five learner centered posts listed below. I hope that they assist you as you begin the work of opening a new year. They are:
“Our students are someone else’s heart & soul- be gentle, handle with care & treat them with respect.” Tony Sinanis
“Teaching goal for 2015-2016: Help my students believe in themselves as much as I believe in them.” Jeff Charbonneau
” No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship.” James Comer
” If students know you care, they’ll run through a wall for you. If students don’t think you care they’ll build a wall between you.” @BluntEducator
“Students work hardest for teachers they like and respect. When I’m asked, ” How do I get the students to like and respect me?” my immediate response is, ” Like and respect them first.” Debbie Silver
Hopefully these posts and bolded words will help you with your focus for 2015-16.
Have a great week and keep finding the good stuff.