Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Is there joy in your classroom?
As I read Teachers, Don't Forget Joy (Education Week) today, I flashed back to the retreat days that we had this past summer.
We asked ourselves, why teach? Did you have a teacher or teachers that inspired you? Are we being like those teachers? Are we in this solely for test scores?
We answered those questions with inspirational stories of teachers that helped shape our lives. Then we developed and made commitments to The Wildcat Way.
In Teachers, Don't Forget Joy, Judy Wallis asks, "Isn't it possible to feel joy and still care about student test performance, teacher-evaluation instruments, and the demands of our curricula?"
Like her, I believe that it is.
So, keep up the good fight...and, don't forget joy!