I want a big bag of tricks I can open my first day as a teacher. I want to be Miss Frizzle in the Magic School Bus.
(You know you love that song!)
Okay, okay even though it would be awesome to have a magic bag of tricks I don’t really want to start as Miss Frizzle.
If I were to be honest I would have to admit that I don’t want that because it’s too easy. If I could walk in with a perfect bag of methods, teaching wouldn’t be challenging. Teaching would be valet-parking (which it’s not).
Yes The Frizz is quite a character but I want to find who I am as a teacher and create my own bag of methods tricks.
I want to learn about methods that will help me cater to my students and Teach Like my Hair’s on Fire.
This is what I want to learn about methods:
- Reforms and Change
- Flexibility (in light of rapidly transforming technology)
- Outlets for Professional Development
- Project-Based Learning
- Penny Kittle
I just love her.
- Curriculum Development
Santa Clause if you can’t give me anything on this list, please pass the list on to Dr. Ellington.