A great conversation with @learnwholeheart and this FB memory reminded me to be mindful of my why as an #educator. I continue to teach because of these two and my love for my school community and those I serve. Why do you teach? What/who is your why? #missyoumom
This is a very insightful but easy to understand read about how the body teaches the brain to think. A Moving Child is a Learning Child is perfect for #earlychildhoodeducation and #parents of children from infancy to age 7. @freespiritpublishing
I’ve just spent two half days in my classroom. Getting a classroom ready is no joke. I’ve cleaned shelves and moved furniture all the while thinking about how this space will serve my students and I. Only my #teacherfriends understand how much of our own time we give in an effort to be ready for our students.
Often #boardbooks are mistaken as just for infants. I’m here to tell you that board books are one of my favorite types of books. I always start the #schoolyear with them because of their durability. You’ll be surprised at the variety. These are a staple in our #classroomlibrary.
Teacher Tip: I know many of us have this rug. If your schools vacuum clear we is anything like the one my school uses, you might want to add some masking tape so that the edges don’t begin to tatter.
If you are a #picturebook fan like I am, this resource is for you. The Ramped Up Read Aloud by Maria Walther helps you spark conversation and learning. The book contains recent works of fiction and nonfiction and is divided by content learning. #nationalbookloversday #readingteacher
I keep a photo of myself as a reminder to be the teacher my 7 year old self needed. Behind that smile was a little girl who suffered from emotional trauma. My teachers never knew because I hid it well. I don’t want my students to feel as if they need to hide anything from me. I want them to feel safe and know that I will support and advocate for them even when they are no longer in my classroom.
I was fortunate to receive this autographed book Just in Case You Want to Fly from @firstbookorg. The story hit close to home for me as my own child begins to pave his own path. Debuting October 2019