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Re: [teacherartexchange] 1st day seating & multiple project choices for HS


From: play2cre8 (play2cre8_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 04 2009 - 07:31:18 PDT

thanks for sharing - I was caught by the teacher who said those who
have the gift of teaching don't seem to struggle...
I would rather call it a challenge - and the gift of teaching is
being reflective and thinking it through. If you aren't frustrated at
some point... or don't struggle.... I wouldn't think there would be
any growth on your part....

I don't have seating charts - because I am not that type of person
(read... my system of organization is not about charts and papers...
that is me. I think you have to know yourself.) so I don't think it
works well for me.... I move when I need to. I also have K-8 and have
had these kids forever - or their siblings. Every grade comes once a
week - and for MS I think there are other challenges - a continuum of
expectations... I don't like that they don't come everyday. I don't
think it is the best - even if it was for 6 weeks. Continuity would
be so helpful.

Judy Decker shared a blog - The Teaching Palette - someone shared
'Magic Pocket Name' - it sounds like it could be something to try for
youngers out there...

> The other day I came across a show on cable  which I can't remember the
> name or channel that followed several high school  teachers......I liked what the new
> teacher said when he was most likely going to leave teaching after one year.
> He  said...some people have a gift for teaching and some people don't. I
> think this  is true. Those who have a gift don't seem to struggle but most of
> the other  teachers do struggle with something.

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