|Well, I suppose I'll go too. :)
||[Jul. 22nd, 2006|02:50 pm]
Teachers in Wake County
My name is Katie. I graduated with a K-5 general, 6-8 Science education degree from Michigan State University. I'm originally from Midland although Lansing became my home after 6 years there (yes, it took me 6 years. :) ). Anyways, I'm teaching 5th grade at Barwell Road Elementary in Garner and am living in Cary. We're year round so I just finished my second week and I really do love it. Although the kids are getting a dose of tough love this week because they can't handle freedom. So at the end of the week, we're going to talk about whether they liked all the rules etc and whether they would like to try going back to making their own responsible decisions. |
I am trying to implement the behavior plan Marvin Marshall developed (www.marvinmarshall.com). We'll see how it goes. I hate the idea of making kids do things for rewards and punishments, so I like this system.
I'm going to try and arrange a get together for all the new teachers I know soon, so maybe let me know a weekend after you move that might be good for you if you are interested (Anything but Labor Day weekend, my parents are visiting then...lol). Nothing fancy, maybe just an informal "party" at my apartment. In other words, hang out and talk about teaching. I went to dinner last night with three other new teachers at my school and we were at the restaurant for 3 hours and did nothing but talk about teaching. lol I guess that's what you do when you're a teacher. :)