I always joke with my students on the first day that there will be no curse words used in my class. They all giggle and I tell them the "curse word"...Indian. As I have become even more obsessed with Native Americans and their culture over the past few years, "Native American" just sounds like a more dignified term that I encourage students to use. Native Americans are my second favorite unit, besides-you guessed it-the American Revolution. I always get excited to introduce the tribes that we study here in Georgia. My classroom library is chock full of resources for us to use to supplement our learning. Read below to see this week's first tribe of study-the Inuit.
I'm starting my first full week of school this week and decided that I will try to keep myself accountable by posting my weekly plans on my blog! People are always asking about what I do in my classroom, and it is well past time to really dive into the blogosphere. So, here goes! I am absolutely fascinated by the solar system and space. As a little boy, I always wanted to be an astronaut and always read books about space. Today as a teacher, it is one of my favorite units in fourth-grade science.
As I am ending my seventh professional summer in stride, I wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on some good, great, and OFF-DA-CHAIN moments from my teaching past. I also want to reflect on some bad, stupid, and cray cray.
I always wanted to become the teacher I never had. The typical “You make a difference because you are a GUY” assertions are shallow, lame, and not representative of me. I don’t care if you are a flippin’ cardboard box, I’ve learned an eternal truth about education --> Be the most interesting thing in the room. Care about others. Be the change you wish to see.
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