Until I can find someone who can handle my crazy-ambitious, ultra-goal-driven self, I’m just going to pour all my love into my classroom.
just to get away,
and those left behind
can never quite understand
would ever want to
early twenties: not the caterpillar, not the butterfly
Today in PD, we read an article about cyberbaiting as a way to open up the conversation about our technology policy.
I hadn’t really heard of it before, so I looked up some videos and instantly wished I hadn’t. I’m just terribly sad about it. There are so many things that could have been done to prevent those kinds of things, but I just keep thinking about how schools could bring in teachers who haven’t been trained on how to connect with students from a different cultural background or foundational classroom management skills. I think we all struggle with classroom management when we first teach since it’s so situational and personal, but—not holding your students to the expectation that they’re silent when you’re giving instructions or allowing yourself to argue with a student—those are the behaviors these videos reveal. And those are the behaviors that administrators need to ensure their teachers are aware of and can confidently hold students accountable to expectations.
I’m just upset. At schools that purposefully choose young, fresh-out-of-college graduates because they’re “moldable,” “don’t come with bad habits.” At schools that assume new teachers can be successful if they learn how to manage a classroom on the job. At schools who hold new teachers to extraordinarily high expectations for students’ behavior and academics when no true consequence system exists.
I think it’s essay-writing time.
I wanna know what people assume about me because of my tumblr.
Put an assumption in my ask. I’ll confirm or dispute it. I’m not gonna be mean or anything, I’m just very interested.
Since all the cool kids are doing it…