I am one LUCKY educator!
I’m guessing that Mr. T is possibly 26 years old, at the most. He was simply amazing! I’m dying to post pictures and the pages and pages of notes I took during my observation. I actually set the otebook down after a while because I wanted to be 100% present and just absorb the magic I was seeing! As soon as I returned to the hotel I sent him an email…if he responds, I’m going to ask his permission to post the pics, magical moments I observed, and hopefully have an opportunity to ask questions! He doesn’t realize has a stalker number-one fan! So far this has been a hands-down amazing professional development opportunity! Speaking of hands-down…here’s a quick poster you can download here:
On the school visit, I heard several teachers remind students to stop and think before answering. Most teaching days I see hands shoot up before I’ve finished asking my question. Although I love the participation, I’m constantly reminding them to put their hands down, listen, then think. My students seem to benefit from visual references, so I created the poster above. Please let me know if you use it and see positive results, or if you have something tried-and-true that works in your classroom. Thanks!
Today is Day 2 – Can’t Wait!