Today I learned that teachers are passionate!
Today I learned that some teachers think what’s best for their students is completely opposite of what I think is best for students.
Today I learned that teachers are truly and deeply terrified of the consequences of their teaching actions in the classroom.
Today I learned that people still believe that standardized testing is the only way to assess students’ success in schools.
Today I learned that I need to keep writing and speaking about what is truly best for students.
Today, and every day, I am passionate about teaching and learning.
Today, and every day, I am passionate about the need to continue an education revolution in this state, in this country.
Today, and every day (thanks for the words, TCRWP!), I will think and act with students in mind — that growth mindset that we all so deeply need to incorporate into our teaching existence.
We are all still learning.
June 30, 2015 at 9:26 PM
We are all still learning . . . powerful words! Thanks for your shares from All Write. I would love to have a page that rounds up all the blog posts from the conference.
June 30, 2015 at 11:09 PM
Love this, Jennifer, and wish that every teacher could pause to read and think about what you’ve written. Thanks for such a strong statement.
July 1, 2015 at 10:15 AM
I agree with Linda–all teachers need to read and think about these words. Our teaching changes dramatically when we figure out what it truly means to teach with students in mind. (Because we give a lot of lip service to that in education but hardly ever do it.)