I started this blog post back in September 2016 as I was starting my 25th year of teaching. It was never finished but figured I should share what was written.
As I begin my 25th year of teaching I will admit that there is still so much that I don't know. As I often say the more I learn the more I realize how little I know. Here are things I think about often and what I strive to support with my teaching practice.
All children are gifts to this world.
Children are far more capable than many give them credit for.
Children do not behave poorly to simply behave poorly.
Everyone wants/needs to belong.
Each child has a book that will successfully entice them into the world of reading.
Technology can open up a world of creativity, self expression, and creation for all children.
Kindness can change the world.
Things don't always go as planned and that's okay.
I'd love your thoughts on my thinking.