Thursday, March 15, 2018

31 Teaching Truths

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15. Notice.

Every day try to make sure you really SEE every student. Every single one. 

Especially notice the ones who work hard every single day on every single assignment. Notice the ones who are always quiet in line. Notice the ones who come right to the carpet when you invite the class to come close for a mini lesson or a read aloud. Notice the neat work. 

But also notice the head down, the clouded face, the grumpy demeanor, the short temper.

That old saw about teachers having eyes in the backs of our heads? So far from the truth. We are ALL eye, because one of the most important things we do all day long (every minute of every day, in case you were wondering why we're so exhausted when we get home) is...

...notice.

3 comments:

  1. Yes to Noticing! And yes, I agree with a previous comment, this is a book in the making, Mary Lee. Thank you for this important series.

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  2. It can be so easy to only notice the bad things going on. This is a good reminder to also notice all of the good things.

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  3. Notice...and then care about it.

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