As some of my American teacher colleagues return to their classrooms, I wish them all the best in having a successful, exciting and effective 2015-16 school year. There is much preparation that goes into setting up a classroom, getting to know students and parents, digging into the curriculum in authentic and interesting ways and ensuring true engagement is occurring to each student’s level of confidence and understanding. Just remember to take those needed rest breaks throughout the year AND show your students how to take brain breaks as well throughout the day! (GoNoodle is a great curation tool for this.)
Below is a video via K&P from Comedy Central which not only got me to laugh, but also find the appreciation of all teachers do (without the large salaries!).
Enjoy and have a great start to the school year.