In this must-read post, Lisa Myers says so many things right. So many of us teachers have shocked that people have seen into the heart of who we are but why did some teachers have to die for people to see it? “No, for most of us, our all does not include a sacrificial death, but it does include a sacrificial life. It means working a full day at school then continuing that work at home well into the evening as we grade papers and prepare materials that will lead to authentic learning in the classroom. That’s our surface work. At a deeper level, however, we also do the following:””
Teachmeets around the world are great opportunities for teachers to get together and share ideas. In the UK, they are having a teachmeet as well – sadly the tickets are already “sold out” which shows how many teachers really love these events. Informal ways for teachers to talk to teachers – these are great. There's one in Georgia in January – I'm working on my schedule to be there. Look for a teachmeet in your area.
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