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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
"What have I learned about myself as a teacher this week?"
This week I am at a point where I have accepted that I have high standards and that I expect students to strive for excellence no matter what the task at hand is. Some students care and some don't. For those that don't I have to follow up and make them accountable if needed with some form of consequence - when a teacher does not make students accountable they repeat their negative behaviors. My administrative team at school is not placing students in the correct pathways - so that makes teaching very challenging. I love what I do - an important goal of mine is to educate the youth - this job gives me an opportunity to achieve this goal. I am determined to stay focused, keep my standards high and keep finding new methods of delivering the message. No matter what challenges I face I know who I am - I see that I am making a difference with some students- so you see this week I learned that my goal is being met....