Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Art of Education
This blog is constantly on the lookout for positive stories about public education in America. Let me know your stories. Maybe I'll have some guest contributors. And I want to post pictures and videos of the good and great things that are taking place across the nation in our K-12 classrooms.
When I taught high school and middle school mathematics, I always enjoyed making Positive Phone Calls home to parents. It's amazing to me, but nearly every parent told me that they never received a positive phone call from a teacher. It made me feel good and the parents loved it. Word got out to my students that I did this and students actually WANTED me to call their parents. It was great.
Teachers are always looking for ways to connect with their students. I see it every time I visit a classroom. And I read about it on Twitter and in journals often. I am anxious to share these great ideas with others.
Congratulations to all the teachers who have mastered the Art of Teaching.
Keep it up!
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