What is your favorite part of the school day and why?
Without sounding too selfish, my favorite part of the school day is whenever I see the tangible results of what I've been trying to teach. When I can actually observe individual students growing based on something I've done to help them, that's my favorite part of any day. Sometimes it's such a tiny change it barely feels like a victory, and sometimes on bad days I don't take the time to appreciate the learning that is taking place. One thing I do know is that these moments of true learning are rarely something that can be measured through any kind of standard or test.
To illustrate the point, here are a few small moments I can appreciate from this week:
I'm sure I could fill a list twice this long of things that went poorly this week or my least favorite moments of each day. I'm grateful that this blogging challenge is guiding me to remember the little positives that happen all the time.
I teach 7th and 8th grade English in rural Iowa and hope to reflect, connect, and share with other English teachers. Iowa Council of Teachers of English Executive Board member. Iowa Writing Project superfan. UNI MA:TESS graduate.