Posts tagged teacher
Posts tagged teacher
Milestones are cool and it is so fascinating to me that my 20,000 follower is a 15 year old from Bulgaria, but that is what it is.
So, a big shout out to crazysaraxox, follower 20,000 and a shout out to all of you who’ve made Tumblr so amazing. I do read the #education hashtag and #teacher as well (to stay in touch with all those opinions about teachers). Tumblr is a great place to be… you never know who you’ll meet! ;-)
Thanks to Tumblr and for all of you out there who make this such an important part of an educator’s pLN. ;-)
An excellent find from the folks over at EducatorsTechnology (if you’ve never been there, check it out; their articles are short and addictive).
Click HERE to download the reference card [WARNING: PDF].
Courtesy of Custom Guide
Great thing to share with Ipad tea hers.
The GRAMMY Foundation® and The Recording Academy® are partnering to present the first-ever Music Educator Award, to recognize music educators for their contributions to our musical landscape.
Whether singing in the shower, playing in their college marching band, or performing on the GRAMMY® stage, musicians of all levels have had music teachers that have made a difference in their lives, and this award will acknowledge that contribution.
The award is open to current U.S. music teachers from kindergarten through college, and the first annual award will be presented at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception in 2014, the night before the GRAMMY Awards®.
The Music Educator Award recipient will receive an award and honorarium of $10,000. In addition, nine finalists will also be recognized for their contributions and they will each receive an award and $1,000.
Everyone can nominate a teacher – students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, members of The Recording Academy, school deans and administrators. Teachers are also able to nominate themselves. Once a teacher is nominated, s/he will be notified and encouraged to fill out the complete application.
This is a great quote from a teacher. I think what bothered me most about this quote was the “title” given to her after her name - “Spinster” as if she missed out on something. Surely, my children are a great and fantastic calling and I’m glad that I’m a parent - but truly, those men and women I know who have dedicated themselves entirely to teaching have more children than they can count. To demean a life given to children with the label “spinster” is more than I can stand to see given. Teaching is a noble calling and this woman should have just been labeled “teacher” and that is enough.
According to Diane Ravitch, a teacher in Louisiana posted this on Facebook and I believe this is unbelievably true for many of my colleagues and I:
”To parents who are not educators, this may be hard to understand.
Five days a week, we teach your kids.
That means we educate your kids.
Play with your kids.
Discipline your kids.
Joke with your kids.
Console your kids.
Praise your kids.
Question your kids.
Beat our head against a wall about your kids.
Laugh with your kids.
Worry about your kids.
Keep an eye on your kids.
Learn about your kids.
Invest in your kids.
Protect your kids and yes, love your kids.
WE WOULD ALL TAKE A BULLET FOR YOUR KIDS.
It’s nowhere in our job description.
It isn’t covered in the employee handbook.
It isn’t cited in our contracts.
But we would all do it.
So, yes, please hug your kids tonight, really, really tight.
But on Monday, if you see your kids’ teacher, please hug them too.”
So true, and beautiful.
Some things cannot be helped, the past for example. But there is no excuse for not helping improve some things that are inexcusable like the starvation of a child or the fastening of a car seat.
When faced with the tragedy of children who have died too young, we can either sit and wring our hands or work to save those who are left in our care. As a teacher, I can only help the living and that is where I will take my anger and hurt — to act on behalf of the children I can help.
I cannot let hope die that some child may live because of my actions. Far too many live in hopelessness when facing the death of a child.
The great heroes of history are those who choose to take the pain and turn it into a plan to help those who are left.
Oh, my friends - this so resonates with me in light of Newtown tragedy. The heroines lost in that awful tragedy were destroyed by their loyalty to protect the innocents — and the innocents by their naivety and by thinking school is always a safe place.
Tragedies happen in life, sadly. If they must be, this definition of such things is perhaps a fitting tribute and a horrible revelation at the same time.
Love on each other today, teachers. We’re wired to be empathetic and as we see these tiny faces it is killing most of us inside.
Love on your students today, teachers. You have them right in front of you. They are in your charge and you love them, even if some of them drive you crazy every once in a while.
Treat each other with respect and understanding today. We may get upset over unrelated things but the fact is the entire education community is torn to bits over what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
We are bound together by a common love for children and willingness to stand between them and harm. We all know we would do it for our kids and that could be us — if given the choice - most of us would choose to give ourselves to protect our children. But ultimately, we’re most upset about the kids - that is what we do - love kids.
Remember your noble calling, teacher, and remember the children right in front of you.
I’m really bad when it comes to whole-group discussions about misbehaving and group-consequences (especially when I know it wasn’t EVERY kid being a jerk).
How do you guys handle this? I know I need to do something, because my aide was in charge and she’ll expect me to, and of…
My students know that if they misbehave for a sub, that I treat it very severely. I also go over the expectations and assignments before I leave. Usually my students are great. Students just have to know they are held accountable.
I love this activity finder at TES iBoard. They have more than 700 free activities that you can use with your Interactive white board for ages 4-11. You can search by topic. If you have an interactive whiteboard, you should use this site. A subscription lets you easily share the activities with your pupils and they can access them anywhere without a log on. That is very useful.