Thoughts and words about wisdom, insights and sayings that you have learned regarding teaching a learning. The first part of today’s writing is to list some advice or wisdom that has been gained as a result of being a teacher.
Step 1: First write down some of the ideas and then try to word them concisely. The following are a few quotes that I really love. I post these around my classroom and say several of them on a regular basis.
*You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take —Wayne Gretzky
*If you are on time, you are late.
*Don’t just sit there. Let’s get started.
*What are you beginning to do right now?
*The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. —Marcel Proust
After working through this exercise, I started to notice a few different things. There are certain quotes and comments that resonate with me, and others that do not. I am sure that this is the same for my students. It is important to say a number of different things, because certain words and phrases will click and really stick with students. I am still able to remember some of the things that teachers or coaches said to me growing up. It is important that I carefully choose the words that I am going to use as well as the context and emotion connected with them. One thing I am going to do to have a quote a week and really start talking about it, and applying it throughout the week. I think the lasting message is important. It would be interesting to have students investigate the quote of the week and use Google Draw or another technology to find a picture to illustrate it and make it more visual.