Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels,
each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels,
and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).

Friday, March 16, 2012

Teachers Build the Future

My biggest challenge as a teacher was keeping myself motivated. I hope that you remember everyday that you build a future for your students, one they may not be able to see. 

Ultimately, motivating yourself is about making a choice every single day that you are going to do your best, and you are going to stay positive—no matter what. It may be just remembering that you do make a difference. Or it may be continuing to do your job; even when the crowd is yelling at you. It is going in every day to teach, even when you don’t see that you are making a difference. It’s believing the best, even when the students don’t act their best. One thing that great teachers have in common is that they keep themselves motivated and they do whatever it takes to make that happen.
Make the commitment now to starting every day off RIGHT!

R Remind yourself of why you do this.
I Invest energy in positive activities.
G  Grin—it’s contagious.
H  Hang out with positive people.
T Take time to reflect and renew.

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