Assessment is ongoing, both for the student and teacher
Books can be “mirrors, windows, or sliding doors” for our pupils. Where possible read aloud daily.
Courage – it takes courage to commit to this profession with the lack of resources and supports for our students
Downtime. It’s essential to carve some out for ourselves. (Refer to N)
Energy waxes and wanes – vital to have class brain breaks
Fall heralds the start of a new year
Gratitude – we can make a difference and witness the impact
Hellos start our day
“Inside voices, please!” is often heard
Jump for joy for the small victories
Keep exemplars – students love seeing powerful examples of kids work
Love for our littles
More to teaching than just the classroom – committees anyone?
Never ending – our job doesn’t end with the bell.
Open ended questions elicit the best dialogue
Pee pee dance – Kindergarten teachers rapidly learn the signs, or else disaster looms
Quiet moments are precious
Read! Read more. Read for your life. Read for a rich inner world.
Students – they are the heart of why we teach
Understand the big picture and don’t jump to conclusions – essential both for classroom and school dynamics
Valor – all teachers, in my opinion, deserve a medal of valor
Would I do it again? I hear educators grappling with this. Cuts to education in North America have left educators frustrated and disheartened with the system.
X – hugs
You never know what the day will bring, it is full of quiet surprises
Zzz 😴 essential
Now dear reader, what are your essential ABCs of teaching?
(I can already hear someone bellowing, “Coffee! She left off coffee!?”)