Challenging myself to write every day! Seeking six is about the pursuit of the ideal. It is the perfect number for diabetics, but the secret is all about finding balance to get there. Balance in teaching, balance in life.
Monday, March 30, 2015
The mentor text that inspired my writing tonight is from Kathleen Cushman's Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers From High School Students. There is a Want Ad for teachers in there crafted by student writers. I've written about many different topics. Here is mine about the learners I want! Each year when the slicing gets tough, this want ad writing is an easy way to come up with a quick piece.
Must have sense of
humor; must not make other learners feel bad by cutting them down; must
understand that teachers are human and make mistakes; must take responsibility
for actions; must not disguise the fact that they like learning; must be
tenacious when encountering “mental blocks”; must choose honesty over escapism;
must not scream; must learn to tolerate others; must ask for help and recognize
that the teacher is not a mind reader; must try to come to school on every day, on
time and prepared; must not leave garbage for others to pick up; must be
patient; must have respect for people’s
belongings; must get to know teachers and let teachers get to know them; must
know that grades aren’t the only thing, but are a reflection of your academic
achievement; must be flexible; must be hardworking; must not run with scissors;
must play well with others;