What subject(s) do you teach?:
English Language Arts
How many years have you been teaching?:
I am a poet. I use words and language to make art and share stories. I love sharing that passion with students and providing them with opportunities to express themselves through the power of storytelling. I am a small-town Geechee girl hailing from South Carolina.
It's so refreshing to hear that students value family, friends, and their relationship with Earth more than material things! I wonder too if they could do the card sort with one another to get to know their classmates. :-)
I was just talking to a colleague about the importance of building relationships with students. I once heard a teacher say, "You can teach anybody how to teach, you can't teach people how to care about other people." Students know which teachers care and which ones don't. I love the way the author speaks about how he formats the first two weeks of class. I will keep it in mind for the future! Thanks!