Proud Civics Teacher
I have officially received contact from both of the Wisconsin Senators as well as our Representative! It’s taken about 5 months, but I’m proud of it!
We’ve gotten e-mails from 2 of them, answering questions about their backgrounds and their jobs, and one Senator has responded to many of my students’ “Letter to a Legislator” about political issues.
Having contact with our Congressmen has helped my students see them as “real” people and makes them feel more connected to the government. It actually makes me a little sad to think that I won’t be teaching Civics next year…
Has anyone else noticed…
that at this point in the school year all your supplies seems to be breaking, broken, or missing?
Part of me is grateful things have lasted this long.
The other part of me is frustrated because kids seem to have no respect for things that don’t belong to them.
“Miss, where are your crayons?” “Where is your hand sanitizer?” “Stapler?”
“Stolen, used, broken.”
My students complain that the dry-erase markers for the personal white-boards are dead…then they continue to draw and mess around with them and waste the ink…and wonder why I get so upset!
Just did my first education webinar!
The webinar was about how to use Twitter in the classroom. Unfortunately a lot of questions the guy answered were about how to use Twitter in general, so I was a little bored during those conversations, but I’m looking forward to using it in my classroom next year where students have better access to computers and the internet!
It was nice that it was informational, but I was still able to do some grading and organizing in my classroom while it was on.
Anyone else a fan of webinars?
You know that part in Freedom Writers when the girl freaks out when she finds out that Anne Frank dies?
It’s the same way with my students reading The Outsiders when Johnny dies…
I survived my first morning without coffee for the first time in I don’t even know how long.
I think I left it on my kitchen counter…
I am actually surprised at how well I am functioning…
Any other coffee addicts out there?
Can you spot the vandalism?
I was too mad to see this as clever/funny. How do you deal with vandalism like this in your classroom?
One of the greatest things about teaching is the there are endless opportunities to learn more, to get better, to be deeply engaged, and to serve students well.
Only my belief that these kids would be much worse off without me keeps me in this crazy job.