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What is important in your classroom?

This year I was able to attend a professional development that made me think, what do the children in my class see as important? What do they think is important to me? What do they think about learning? I was curious to see what the children thought about our class, …

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Finding a Balance

Well, I haven’t blogged in a while but it is one of those things that is always on my mind but gets pushed down to the bottom of the ‘to do’ list. It’s not that we aren’t doing things that are worthy of sharing, it really just comes down to …

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Relationships Matter

When you first start teaching you are often asked to provide a personal philosophy on teaching; you’ve done the study and you’ve had a few practical experiences, but you haven’t actually had a class of your own. How do you know exactly what your philosophy is? Regardless of this, you …

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Teaching in the 21st Century

“What do you do?” “I’m a teacher” “Oh, what do you teach?” “I’m a primary school teacher so I teach everything” And, I can’t speak for secondary teachers so I don’t know if they feel the same but I hope they do. Because we don’t just teach subjects and content, …