This post is week 8 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer blog challenge for educators! The final prompt for this challenge is: how will you keep reflecting?
This challenge has actually been really helpful for me in reflecting on my teaching. Of course I was motivated by the chance to win a gift card, because hello… classroom supplies! Honestly, though this has been fun and I think my goal will be to do weekly blogs during the school year as a reflection.
This post is week 7 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer blog challenge for educators!
The prompt for this week is: share your favorite strategies for instruction, organization, and planning.
I think the best strategy for these 3 things is honestly collaboration. It is so hard to teach in a school where you feel isolated from your colleagues. Luckily, I have worked in an amazing school that has showed the joys of collaboration and in that I have learned some awesome techniques for instruction, planning, and organization.
Disclaimer: I thought about this prompt for a few days and this is the first one that I didn’t immediately know how I was going to answer. So, this post is not the greatest, but for the challenge’s sake… here it goes.
This post is week 5 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Challenge for educators! The prompt for this week is “How do student summer experiences influence your start of school planning?” I’m a little confused by this prompt, because since I don’t know my students summer experiences prior to them telling me during the first weeks of school, so that doesn’t influence my start of school planning.
I will say that it influences my relationships with students as I’m getting to know them throughout the year because I learn what they’re interested in and can establish a positive rapport with them. Sorry! I know this week’s post is kind of sucky, but I struggled with this prompt #ohwell!