What subject(s) do you teach?:
English Language Arts
How many years have you been teaching?:
"My MacBook and Adobe CC"
When I was in high school, my dream was to be an English teacher and/or a journalist. However, I was told that I was not college material and my goals were too high for me. My English teachers, Mrs. Couch, Mrs. Martin, and Mrs. Kelley were not only my inspirations, but my motivators. They each told me to pursue my dream with passion. And so, I did. My journey has taken me on several paths to where I am today and I would not change one step. I worked for the award-winning newspaper, The Anniston Star, before becoming a teacher. I'm living proof of the power of encouraging teachers.
I did not even talk about the syllabus or rules on the first day. We talked and tried to get to know each other. It feels very bland to sit and hear rules all day and almost darkens the light a bit. I'm so glad you shared this experience.
I love this activity with your students, Lisa. My students have expressed a disconnect with community and some are working on challenges to help solve that too. I may have to make my own set of cards and try this. Thank you!