Monday, November 28, 2011
Classroom Teaching: A Balancing Act
Classroom teaching is a balancing act that requires continual reflection, prioritizing and revision. It's great when the collaboration and balance work, and it's challenging when it doesn't.
Pacing is paramount--a too fast pace frustrates and hinders progress, while a too-slow pace dulls the process.
Focus is key--kindness, respect and care take center stage. When that's forgotten, irreparable damage is done.
Coaching is essential--motivation, strategies, honesty and encouragement will move children along.
Teachers work tirelessly each and every day to create a balance that supports all children while meeting school, district, State and Federal guidelines. It's a mighty task, and we need each other to do it well.