I love it when I attend awesome professional development sessions that present research based practices that enhance student learning.
I hate it when I realize that what I am learning goes against what I am required to implement.
Hey little kindergarten boy, I see you looking at me when you walk in the hall. I see that smile spread across your face, and the glow in your eyes as we approach and I know that you want to say hello.
DON'T DO IT!
DO NOT SAY HELLO TO ME!!
I guess that you did not receive my telepathic message because you dared to say hello, and I wrongly returned your greeting, and now your teacher is giving you the stink eye. Why did you speak to me? Why can't you control your joy? Why must you be so happy and polite.
I feel her eyeballs piercing your soul. You spoke You spoke little kindergarten boy.
Maybe next time I should look the other way.
It is hard to take seriously an educational system that requires teachers to pit children against one another with the use of a visual behavior management system.
Instead of teaching children to learn to control their behavior, we tell them that Suzy is good because she has 15 stars. Maybe you too can one day be like Suzy.
I am going to hell, for my participation in the equivalent of a kiddie cage match.
I am on my way to becoming “distinguished educator.
Class Dojo ✔️
A prize for the child with the most points ✔️
Patience for the tears of the children who are “bad” and don’t win. ✔️
Let the games begin ;(