Make it relevant - sustain yourself! We all know how it feels when our kids are engaged! Not only do they learn a lot, but we get filled up. This little video shows Mr. Mac doing just that! Check it out.
Remember that Kid President video from a while ago? SoulPancake has a neat series of videos about schools called Class Act. Here's one about keeping a Gratitude Journal with kids. School's tough, and it's vital that we keep an eye on what's working and what's goes well. It's there that we find (and remember) the WHY we work in schools. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
These are the guiding principals used in Courage to Teach workshops. They promote trust, respect, and openness. They encourage each person to share authentically and bring their fullest self into the room. What better way to learn! Have any others to share from your classroom?
We have GOT to touch in every day with WHY we teach - or the pit of burnout will get us! And for many of us, it's about making a difference for individual kids. This video is an awesome example of the amazing difference teachers make every day. Check it out..then share your own stories of making a difference!
Watch 2 other inspiring videos from this Edutopia article.