3/4J here are some questions for you and our global audience.
1.Why do schools make kids switch classes at the end of the year?
2. Would you like your teacher to follow you through you to the next level?
3. What qualities make a teacher special to you?
4. Is there a teacher you would love to keep as your teacher forever? Explain why?
Alongside the excitement of scampering off on holidays, I often feel a twinge of sadness at the end of the year as I bid farewell to my class.
Each class I’ve taught has its own personality and idiosyncrasies. Even though I’ve had a large number of kids come and go during the year, there were enough children there to maintain the culture of the class. In two months I will start from scratch building a new class culture with a new group of kids and their families.
It’s a tradition to start the new school year with a new teacher, yet does this tradition align with our beliefs about learning? We spend a lot of time in schools talking about the importance of strong relationships between kids, teachers and families – yet we purposefully keep the time to develop and maintain those relationships short.
What if instead of moving kids on…
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