Last year in my classroom I had a sign that read "Learn Like a Champion." Watching Michael Phelps make history last night winning his 19th medal...... what an incredible accomplishment..... made me pause and think...shouldn't we be teaching like champions? There are so many dedicated teachers among us,however there are those that "fly" right under the radar day in and day out. I am sure you have thought to yourself,"How do they get away with it?" It is actually there choice. The unfortunate lesson in this is that their children are not seeing the "champion." So here is my list for being a champion this year in the classroom:
1.Get a good night sleep.
2. Eat a healthy breakfast.
3.Greet your children at the door with a smile. :)
4. Be a good listener
5. Be creative.
6.Be willing to try new ideas in your classroom
7.Try not to hang out with the negative people.
9.Break out in song...my kids love when I do this. A great attention getter too!
10. Exercise..notice this is towards the end of my list?.lol....just got back into doing this with my girls. I think the Olympics have something to do with it!
11. Never give up!
How about you? How are you going to teach like a Champion this year...so that your students can learn like champions?