Friday, July 06, 2012

Teacher's Wisdom Link-Up

I am linking up with Deb from Fabulously First today for her Teacher's Wisdom linky party. My advice, although it sounds simple, took me a loooooong time to incorporate. For years, everything I taught was about curriculum, curriculum, curriculum. Don't get me wrong, of course we have to teach our grade level expectations, but I had to reach a balance between teaching kids and teaching what kids want to learn. Rich, engaging learning that everyone is enthusiastic about is so exciting! Especially if you are able to incorporate hands-on activities or technology.
Hope that this is useful!


Fabulously First

5 comments:

  1. Engagement is so huge. Purpose + choice = motivation. Thanks for sharing! :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  2. Love this!

    Blessings,

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
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  3. I love it Kerri! I love how interest inventories give us a glimpse into our students' little personalities. I agree with Tammy purpose+choice=motivation. I love Deb's linky. It's helpful for all teachers!

    Brittany
    Sweet Seconds

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  4. I agree with all of your advice! It is so important to try and relate to the students' interests & keep them engaged. :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  5. Great idea - not only the interest survey, but to use it to help your planning.
    Sara

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