Welcome to #teachpos Trying something new. Check out the video below. Bonus for anyone who does a short video. https://t.co/IKh76TFxg7
It has the intro and Q#1
Also, please tag 1-2 people. Just in case. Name, title and why you became a teacher and if that why still happens.
Ray, K-8 Math Coach from Rhode Island. I became a teacher to be proud of what I did every day. I still feel that way.
Join us for #edChatRI right after this to have a conversation about reaching military families in our schools.
Hello #teachPOS PLN! I knew back in ES that I wanted to become a teacher. I’ve never looked back - one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Each day I learn something new & the smiles and aha moments are worth everything in the world!
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@Shapiro_WTHS, @ChristineBemis2, @_on11, @PHausTech, @iluveducating, @khoggardGRT, @MrsHankinsClass, @bbray27, @LevineWrites, @MrPStrunk
My “why” has always been the influence my teachers had on my life. I wish they all knew how much I appreciate all they did for me. I always wanted to be that for others. They empowered me to always give my best and now it’s my turn! #teachpos
What's going well this year is that I'm making sure to set limits on what I say "yes" to that isn't going to make me a better teacher or a healthier, happier father and husband. I need my health. Which means sleep, exercise, and time with my kids. #teachpos
Getting my math students to write more, to ask why more, getting rid of homework, and grading for mastery have all gone awesome so far! I have gotten some great feedback from parents and students. Excited to keep the journey going! #teachpos
#teachpos - A2 - I gave PD to a group of 30 math teachers in the district. It went really well. I had teachers come to me and tell me that it was so great to have a whole day focused towards their needs. Feels great to reach teachers who have negative relationships with PD.
A1: Trying sketchnoting this year for the first time and my Ss are LOVING it! They’re able to visualize, attend to details, summarize and feel more confident sharing their thoughts about various texts we read. #TeachPOS
A2~ What’s going well this year?~
~celebrating/highlighting all of the different languages spoken by the littles in our classroom~ this is one of our littles & her K cousin teaching us a game in her native @creole ❤️❤️❤️
A1: I always wanted to be a teacher!! I had many great Ts who influenced this decision. I sought jobs where I worked with children...camp counselor, Sunday School volunteer, babysitting! It was always a dream! #teachpos
#teachpos hi aprajita Ralli from India and I am a secondary School teacher. I express myself at https://t.co/1fOv0jBmvM A1 why I got into teaching is because I wanted to learn more about the young minds, about what goes around in the world.
Relationships with students is always #1 on my to do list, this year I have really tried to make an effort to also strengthen those relationships between staff members! We are always stronger together! #teachpos
A2- Our class community is strong. I was struggling with a tech issue the other day with my back to the class- it got very quiet and when I turned around I saw every single Ss doing our class 'support' gesture (pushing palms up in the air)- to help me out #teachpos
A2: We opened a school that underwent 5.3 million in renovations & opened w/ a combination of new staff, Ss, & families. Our theme is Welcome Home! Working hard to create a positive school climate with a focus on collective efficacy and learning is going well. #teachpos
A2 What is going well? Getting my kids to talk in English, their second language. It may seem like nothing big...not a win every day, but my kids know where my heart is and my why and they try. I will always keep pushing. Rome was not built in a day. #teachpos
A1 My why (couldn’t find the question, going from answers)
To make a difference. To be a positive in a negative world. To help others achive what they want. Recently, to transform education. Shatter the status quo for kids! #teachpos
A3: My Ss know I’ll ALWAYS have a positive outlook & be solution oriented. It’s to the point that they say to each other- is that helpful or hurtful? I want them to look at obstacles as opportunities to overcome something & feel proud- together we can achieve anything! #TeachPOS
A3: If you want to spread positivity, you must model positivity! As @Aimster70 says...check out that man in the mirror (read her new blog)!! @MapleWarriors we are celebrating #NotableNovember w/ a self-care challenge, staff talent show, and acts of kindness. Join us! #teachpos
#teachpos A3. When my kids feel welcome and free to contribute they express their delight at being in school.
The open house approach towards discussions encourages them express in many ways.
The happy face they see of the Teacher encourages the SS to set up their minds
My teaching style is energy. I move, I sing, I tell my Ss they are appreciated. I see my Ss bond over making fun of my songs, and they aren’t afraid to be silly. I even had a student write a rap about what we were learning, AND IT WASNT ASSIGNED #teachpos
A3 - #teachpos - Now that I am a coach, I am going to answer about teachers. My enthusiasm about math education and my hard work sets a precedence for the math education in the district. Energy and enthusiasm are contagious.
A3 Every morning/every period I am at the door greeting my kids with my music, my loud voice, my joy for their presence. They know I bring it. Love it when I see them join in any of my shenanigans and are willing to go big. I will never ask what I won’t do. They know. #teachpos
A3- My positivity is genuine: I am so happy to see them and I think they feel that. We care about each other and that translates into a supportive place to learn, take risks and thrive. We also celebrate with dance parties. As often as we can. #teachpos
A1: My why has transformed over the years. I became an educator to make a difference, but after being in a college course taught by @almille, I became inspired to implement growth mindset in my classroom and truly teach from the heart. #teachpos
~ they feel ❤️ed, welcome, valued & empowered to be the best version of themselves
~they are #relentless#fearless & take risks in order to grow ❤️❤️❤️
~ what’s important to them, is important to all of us 😊
My positive energy and enthusiasm is not about math....it's about my students. It's about the person each one of them WANTS to become and how they fight each day to become that person. How can I help? What challenges and support can I offer that will propel them? #teachpos
Bonus: Take a moment to prepare for Thanksgiving and reflect on what we are thankful for when it comes to one another. I want each of my Ss to personally know why I am so thankful to have them in my life #teachPOS
Professional learning has gone particularly well for schools that aren't pushing initiative overload, deep dive into training/change, as well as community wellbeing and unified vision. So happy to be a part of leading this