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- “I will pay attention when Ms. Wright teaches.”
- “I will be supportive about her mistakes.”
- “I will raise my hand before I speak.”
- “I will listen and watch.”
- “I will listen carefully.”
- “I will not talk when Ms. Wright talks.”
- “I will be glad that she is teaching.”
- “I will make a good seat choice.”
- “I will work hard.”
- “I will raise my hand a lot.”
- “I will help Ms. Wright if she needs it.”
- “I will say, ‘Good job Ms. Wright!’”
- “I will be supportive if she makes a mistake.”
- “I will follow classroom rules.”
- “I will follow Ms. Wright’s directions.”
- “I will act like Ms. Wright is Ms. H.”
- “I will be encouraging when Ms. Wright makes mistakes.”
- “I will follow the rules.”
It was really cute and thoughtful for them to say all of these things, but do they really think I am going to make THAT many mistakes? Anyway on I go to prepare for tomorrow.
Today was an extremely long day and I am exhausted. I taught all morning and then I had two classes to go to at night. It’s over though and now I get to go to bed!
The classes were very interesting though.
In my first class we had a P.E. teacher come in and explain to us the importance of integrating movement into the classroom environment. Due to the fact that I grew up with ADHD I have always been aware that students need to move, but the teacher provided concrete data to back up her points, which I found interesting. Below is an image of the brain taking a test. The first brain scan is of a student who has not physically moved and the second is of a students brain taking the same test after having walked for 20 min. Personally I find this information fascinating.
The P.E. teacher also recommended several books and materials to my fellow classmates and myself. Here are a few of her suggestions.
My second class was with my all time favorite professor who was teaching us about working with students who have special needs. She had us read this amazing book for class:
I highly recommend this book for all parents and educators. In my opinion this book will benefit you even if you don’t work specifically with explosive children.
My professor also recommended we read the book:
I ordered it on Amazon and will write a review of it when I get a chance.
Anyway I am off to bed now. Sweet dreams everyone. Remember tomorrow is Friday, so there is only one more day until the weekend.